Crossing Over: God’s Not Done with You
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Jesus said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”(NIV)
What do you do when God closes a door—but the new door that you know He has for you hasn’t appeared or manifested yet?
Welcome to Transition!
We’ve all been there and some of you may be going through it right now.
Transition is defined as the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
It’s not an easy or comfortable place to be. You feel unsettled and restless. Tried-and-true systems, or ways of doing things that used to work perfectly, don’t seem to work anymore. Maybe even some relationships that used to work now feel strained or not as important.
When you’re in transition, you’re not where you used to be, but you haven’t arrived at your next destination yet. You just feel strange, and it forces you to look around and see what needs to change.
I don’t like change. I have a hard time with technology because it’s always changing. But when you enter a time of transition, you have no choice but to change—to move, to shift, to evolve, to make the necessary adjustments—because you can’t stay where you are any longer... even if you don’t yet know where you’re going!
Now maybe God has been unfeathering your nest for a while and making things uncomfortable for you—just like a mama eagle does for her babies so that they will want to get out of the nest and learn to fly!
It might seem cruel at first, but then, the mama eagle knows that unless she kicks her babies out—they’ll never be able to learn to fly or provide for themselves; nor would they ever know the joy of feeling the wind beneath their wings as they soar above the clouds and through the beautiful blue skies.
God’s Not Done with You
If you’ve been kicked out of your comfy nest or you’re going through transition, you need to know that God is not done! God’s not done with you. He’s simply taking you to “the other side.”tells the story of Jesus doing this with His disciples:
That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” … A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and waves obey.”
Stay in the Boat
Even if it feels like all hell is breaking out around you and Jesus appears to be asleep in the boat with His head on a comfy pillow—trust Him! He’s the God who can calm the seas with one word—and He’s the only one who can get you through the storm and safely to the other side.
The good news is, when you get there you’ll have a great story to tell, just like the disciples did when they finally made it safely to the other side.
God loves you and wants you to fulfill your destiny.
If you’re going through transition, it’s because He has something better for you. Stay in the boat—Jesus will get you to the other side.
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