Life is all about transitions. If you haven’t had one in awhile, maybe your life is stagnant. Stagnant. Not a positive connotation there. Nasty, filthy, unmoving. Just imagine a disgusting festering putrid pool of water. Who wants that kind of life? Not me. God wants you in the moving water, he wants you to jump in and trust his hand in your life. That’s not always easy for most. What if it’s moving too fast? What if you are jumping in the wrong river? We can question things so much, out of fear we stay put.
Be brave and jump in.
Sometimes there can be too many transitions. You feel like you are on a bullet train moving at the speed of light. You sometimes see or feel things that inspire or excite you, but mostly you are just holding on for dear life. That’s me. I would guess my girls feel the same way. Our train has slowed down a bit, we have seen some tranquil landscapes that beckon us to experience peace and rest. But it’s still moving. I am mostly blessed by the changes and transitions in my life. That doesn’t make them easy.
One thing new about my life is that I’m at a new school site. God has placed me there for a reason. I can really touch many students lives, inspire them. Show them Gods love by my dedication to their education. But I can’t help but miss my old students. Feel a loss that I am not a daily part of their lives anymore. I hear stories of their struggles and feel responsible because I left them. I pray for their successes, but probably won’t know if that will ever come to fruition.
That’s the thing about transitions or new stages in life. They are bittersweet. The loss of things past. The promise of things to come.
We must embrace the things to come if we are to fulfill Gods purpose and find the joy in our new situations. The past is gone, learn from it and move on. Here’s to the new. May it be what you expect, and more.