Yes!! We did it! The majority of my little people started school and our morning was successful. I can tell you that there was a little drama, a few unexpected laughs, and a whole lot of shuffling feet. We prepared to say hello to a new school season and quite frankly the motivation to get up and go was not as fully embraced as I thought it should be. In light of the excitement, everyone woke up and departed the house at a reasonable time. We hadn’t had a morning like that in months, so it was definitely worth celebrating. They all came back home with plenty of illustrative stories to last us through dinner time.
Transitions are an unavoidable and yet a necessary part of life. They are the hallways that move you through to your next big inspiring moment. Let’s face it, the challenge to survive change, make adjustments, adapt to demanding schedules, and welcome what’s new is not always easy. The willingness to embrace God’s plan even if it stretches us beyond our normal routine will make all the difference. Starting out may feel completely uncomfortable, and that’s alright too because they often lead us to a place of new growth.
In the midst of transition, allow God’s Word to be the real source of clarity and direction. When you look at the at the life of Moses in the Old Testament, he was invited to transition from his familiar surroundings and obey God’s dream for his life. He felt insecure at first, but he followed God and relocated to God’s next moment. Evaluate where God’s presence is leading you in this upcoming season of your life, receive the invitation to trust that it will be where he is calling you, even if it feels uncomfortable. Moses moved forward only by trusting God to go with him.
As you continue to follow God’s promptings, be determined to fully embrace the grace he has provided for you to leave old things behind and receive where he wants to take you. He has undoubtedly prepared the way ahead of you. God’s grace helps us to know that we never have to hesitate if God is leading us to go.
For further reading:
Exodus 33:13 - 17
13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways, so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”
14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.