How-To Take The Risk Of Transition
Following Jesus and saying yes to His transitions in life, is one of the best and most thrilling adventures we can take up here on earth.
Life with Jesus is filled with the biggest blessings, unexpected miracles, beautiful healing and answered bold prayers.
But it is also a risk.
How do we jump into transition knowing these risks?
Over the month of August, I am going to share with you seven reasons, based on biblical truth and my own journey, why we can be confident to take that leap into a new season of transition.
Alright, let’s dive into the seventh and final reason. (PS. This just might be my favorite.)
7. We take the risk because we know we can trust Jesus.
“‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up: do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.” - Jeremiah 29:11
So, what if taking a risk is simply living out our belief in radical faith?
What if our broken hearts are just a gentle reminder of our desperate need for Jesus in this life?
What if our unending tears are a precursor to never ending joy?
What if? Would you still take the risk? I hope so.
We need more good in this world.
(By Shawn Bolz, Breakthrough: Prophecies, Prayers & Declarations)
God, help me to not just endure transition but to consider it an honor, because I know the result it produces. Help me to consider it a privilege when You ask me to make a move, transition, change in my life, even when it creates strain, adaptive energy loss, and natural tension in me. Give me the endurance to persevere. Give me persevering faith.
Thank you that when transition starts, I get to go into a deeper place in my knowing You, from glory to glory. Help me to see You in the midst of all the change. Give me faith for what I will be moving into, as I sometimes have to give up so much while I am moving out of something to attain it.
Thank You that part of You being the God who breaks through is that my transition is for something huge! You have my best interests in Your heart, and You will use this transition to position me, align my life, create deeper perseverance and character in me, and reveal even more of Your love to me. Thank You that understanding You in the midst of transition will help me to love those around me more.
God, as You bring transition in my life, help me to hold onto everything that can go with me into the new season. Also, help me to let go of anything that is not for this new time.
Help me to love the change Your transition brings and to not compare it to other transitions You didn’t initiate in my life. Help me to be one who is so willing to change that I become one who can help change and reform systems, structures, and the lives of those around me with the grace Jesus carried when He was on earth.