Transition.  When you hear that word, what emotion comes up?

Does your stomach go in knots?

Or are you excited and expectant?

You may have heard the saying that the only constant in life is change. We can count on it.

But you know what doesn’t change?

God. His word and His truths are faithful. We can rest and stand firm in them. 

So if you’re in a season of change or transition, you might be wondering:

How do I get through this?

How can I still honor God along the way, even in the messy middle?

Let’s link arms and talk about five questions you can ask yourself to help you transition with grace.

1) What’s frustrating me?

What’s challenging? What’s hard? 

List out everything that’s going on that’s taking up head space.

Then, take it a step further and get real about how you feel about those challenges.

Maybe that’s easy for you, but maybe admitting that you are struggling is really, really hard. But, as you may have heard, God can handle it.  

The point? There’s oftentimes something deeper at play!

Getting the messiness from your head onto paper will be a balm for your soul

Encouragement from God’s Word: 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

2) What are my expectations around this challenge?

Get real about what’s happening & what you want to happen. Are your expectations reasonable? Are they serving you or frustrating you?

Taking a moment to get clear about what’s reasonable and what isn’t is essential.

God can move fast and in big ways, but also consider whether your expectations are healthy.

Encouragement from God’s Word: 

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34 )

3) What weight am I holding onto that He did not intend for me to carry?

When we feel like we have too much on our plates it may be because we’re holding onto things He didn’t intend for us to carry.

Friend, what we let go of and don’t do can be just as important as what we do.

What will you surrender to Him?

Remember that God’s best is always better than our ‘perfect’!

Encouragement from God’s Word:

Revelation 21:5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new “And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

4) What is God trying to grow in me during this challenge?

You may have to get really creative here, but how is He using your challenge for good? 

Now, think of it from a third party perspective… if your friend was in a similar situation, what advice would you give her? What gems of goodness would you see in her story?

Perhaps He is growing your faith in the waiting, helping you to better rely on Him, growing you in discernment and teaching you how to listen to Him

Encouragement from God’s Word: 

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.” (Romans 8:28)

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” (John 15:1-2)

5) How has He equipped me to walk this path?

What giftings has He given you

How have your experiences up to this time prepared you for this transition?

What people or resources has He placed around you to support you through this challenge?

Remember that God is past, present, and future. He’s aware of it all and is alongside you every step of the way.

Encouragement from God’s Word:

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:11-12)

I pray these words bless you BIG.

Be proud of your commitment to courageously transform through whatever challenge it is you’re facing, sweet sister. I’m cheering you on. With Christ, all things are possible. Get ready to have your heart and mind renewed by the Lord.

Alexandra Kaval

Alexandra is a certified Christian life coach for purpose driven women who crave more & the founder of Grace Space Christian Coaching. She supports high achieving Christian women who are overwhelmed and motivated to get unstuck and live an abundant, free, and joy filled life. They learn to truly prioritize what matters most & overcome fears to courageously live out their dreams and goals, with God at the center of it all.

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