For the past month, the Lord has been speaking to me about transitioning or navigating life in different seasons!
You see most of us can sense when there is a season change or a transition. You sometimes can’t put your finger on it but just have this feeling or knowing! Sometimes it is clear as day because you know into which season you are moving into. One can be too eager to move into that particular season or place that you miss out on the present! Or one can desire to stay in the same season, not wanting to let go of certain things.
I am reminded of the Israelites who wasted their wait in the wilderness – Joshua 5 vs 6 For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that He would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. They were waiting for the next big thing – the land of milk and honey! They were not willing to navigate the process leading to the promised land. Sometimes in our transitioning we need to allow the process of God to take its course because this equips us for the season to come.
I was single for many years and married at a much older age with two kids. I was so used to leading my own family! When I had to let go of my leadership role of our now new family it was hard. I needed to learn to discuss matters with my husband before I made certain decisions. It was quite a process for me and I found it very difficult at times.
One day I had just dropped off hubby at a training workshop. On my way driving back I was talking to the Lord in the car, asking Him to change and remove things that He knew needed attention. Immediately the Holy Spirit said, ‘Submit to Joseph. When you choose not submit to him, you are being rebellious to Me! All scripture is God- breathed, therefore you are grieving me! Joseph did not write my word’.
I was so convicted by this and just burst into tears! I couldn’t drive any further but decided to park the car on the side of the road and just responded to the loving rebuke from our Father. After deciding to repent, God gave me His amazing peace and I got back on the road.
Theoretically I knew a change of leadership role had to happen. However I did not want to let go of the old season. I was holding on, fighting the process of change. I needed to allow God to change my heart and mind and then I was able to transition well into the new season of marriage. A letting go of many things, choosing my battles and trusting God’s word!
Are you struggling with a change in your life?
Ponder on the following:
· Surrender your heart to Jesus
· Don’t grumble and complain
· Spend time in prayer, worship and reading His Word
· Repent of the things the Holy Spirit highlights and ask Him to help you to make the necessary change