Are you in a period of transition?
How to Deal with Transitions:
- When you feel like quitting, stay there! That is the most critical part which may be the end.
- Draw from Jesus’ example. If He can do it, you can do it too!
- Think differently about yourself. You are not a worm. You are a butterfly!
We have to learn how to adjust to a new normal. Changes happen in the body and in the mind. As you go through life, you have the opportunity to become wiser, more humble, and more anointed. Remember, it is the stuff that you run from that perfects you. Begin to think longterm. Some things are scheduled to arrive next season.
Any time you go through something, it just means that God is giving you a story in His glory. See, where you are headed is better than where you are coming from. Always keep in mind that the next season will be a fruitful one…if you trust God for it. When all else feels like it is failing, trust God. We can trust and celebrate the fact that ONLY God determines the end of your season.
Key Scripture Passage:
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
36 Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” 37 He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. 38 He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” 40 Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? 41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!” 42 Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away[a] unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 When he returned to them again, he found them sleeping, for they couldn’t keep their eyes open. 44 So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things again. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said, “Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But look—the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Up, let’s be going. Look, my betrayer is here!”
2nd Corinthians 4:16
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are[e] being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Note: Scripture is the New Living Translation Version (NLT) taken from biblegateway.com