What can I do about it? Read on to discover ways to alleviate the discomfort of this intermediate space I refer to as ‘in-between’.
Ask yourself: Are you change averse?
Change is inevitable and promotes growth. There is nothing wrong with change if it is in the right direction. –-Winston Churchill.
Some of us thrive on change. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. – Alan Watts
What is transition exactly?
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:1-4 NKJV).
If you want to survive and thrive during this time of transition, it’s important to get into God’s perspective and trust that He’s still in charge. He’s not forgotten you, He’s not forgotten the Church, He hasn’t forgotten your country. God is inviting you to enter into His rest, where you can find peace during the storms and the trials and transitions. Doug Addison
God wants to guide us. He is present, ready to listen to our laundry list of fears, concerns, and needs. I found myself anxious about a foreboding dream my husband had last week. I carried it with anxiety for a whole day until I told my Abba about it. He kindly gave me an aha-moment of divine revelation from His Word that altered my entire perspective.
Divine wisdom does that. It breaks through the muck and mire of anxious thoughts, lightening them into holy, white dots contrasting the blackness of this world.
Humanism offers us inspiring quotes on the subject of change but they don’t provide peace in the storm we feel inside during the interval space.
5. Determine to spend time in God’s presence, despite your hectic schedule.
Only God can provide peace. Only the rest of God (Hebrews 4) calms the heart and lessens the intensity of emotion that accompany a transition. Once I determined to be present in the moment here in Florida, resist impatience and embrace the character development that my Father was orchestrating inside me, I can say with assurance that it is well with my soul. I am now at rest while living in my in-between time this June 2019.
PRAYER: I want to pray for you, reader. Kind Jesus, I ask you to grant revelation to each one walking the hallway between chapters of their life. Whether they are moving, adjusting to widowhood, divorce, loss or any kind of change, I ask you to open their eyes to what they need to know in order to enter into and remain in Your divine rest during this season. Grant them Your wisdom and a word in season to calm and settle them, in Jesus’s name, Amen.
I’d love to know what in-between you are navigating and if this post helped. Love you!
Christian inspirational writer of truth that makes darkness tremble. Author of Lion in My Garden devotional.