Transition is the process the Lord uses to move us from where we are to where He desires us to be. It can be scary and somewhat challenging, but it is a normal part of life in the Kingdom of God. In previous posts I have discussed the first two principles of the the transition process (you can view them here and here). In this post I wish to discuss the third and very important principle.
The Lord will grant you all the resources necessary for the journey through transition.
We certainly see this in the case of Israel as the Lord prepare to move them out of the land of Egypt. Look at the assurance the Lord gave to Moses in Exodus 3:21 – 22.
21 “And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty, 22 but each woman shall ask of her neighbor, and any woman who lives in her house, for silver and gold jewelry, and for clothing. You shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the Egyptians.”
We see this fulfilled in Exodus 12:33 – 36.
33 The Egyptians were urgent with the people to send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.” 34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their cloaks on their shoulders. 35 The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing. 36 And the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
So the children of Israel had everything they required as they began their journey of transition. What they received from the Egyptians would also aid them in constructing the tabernacle of the Lord later on in their journey.
The Same for Us
The Lord will do the same for us as we make the journey through transition. He will ensure we have everything we need exactly when we need it. This can include any number of things.
Like the Israelites, it can include the requisite finances. This can be especially true if we are transitioning from one job to another.
It may be a mentor to help guide us through the transition process.
The Lord may provide us with a friend who will simply walk with us on our transition journey. This can be a real blessing since the transition process can leave us feeling very isolated.
This has certainly been my experience over the years. Any time the Lord has taken me through a process of transition, He is has always made sure I had what I needed to make it through. He is faithful that way.
Look Around You
You may be in the process of transition and feeling like you don’t have what you need to make it through. Look around you. The Lord may not always provide for us in as dramatic a fashion as He did for the Israelites, but He will always provide what we need. He knows how difficult transition can be for us, and He knows what we need to make it through. Ask the Lord to open your eyes to what He has provided for you in this season of your life. Experiencing the provision of the Lord during transition is one of the blessings of living in the Reign.
Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.