While change is challenging and exciting all at the same time, transitioning from one step to the next is hard -- REAL HARD!
Our women's pastor at ORU, Brenda Coomer, used to say, "The enemy (Satan) attacks in times of transition." I have found this to be very true in every changing season of my life. The distractions & temptations & attacks & insecurities & fears seems to RISE to an all-time high during this time.
And I know the answer to surviving & thriving during this time.
Connecting to my Father.
And yet staying close to His heartbeat and following closely in His footsteps seems EVEN harder in these times. When I seem to need Him the most, I run the farthest away in a flurry of planning, activity, and trying to figure things out!!
Am I alone in this? Do you struggle with this to?
Why do we run away from the VERY ONE who can bring clarity and peace and joy in the ups and downs of our mixed up lives?
My Arno is really such a great role model to me in this season in how he has made seeking the Lord's face his TOP priority. I am thankful to the Lord for gracing me with such a generous man who teaches me by example.
And I am thankful for such a patient heavenly DAD who uses not only my husband but also blogs from faces I have never met, beautiful changes in nature, words of encouragement from those I love, moments of conflict in this season as well as my never-ending analytical brain to help me to grow and grow and grow.
One thing is for sure -- at least in transitions, you cannot become stagnant. And since stagnancy brings death.....I am going to thrive and live in this season by His precious grace.