Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hope during Transition

Texas flag
As I dread this transition, Zeke reminded me that we haven't been in Texas for a month yet. Since we announced our big move to Texas and said goodbye to our friends in Western North Carolina we are learning a lot about being in transition.  
One of the meanings of transition is movement. I am very glad that I am not stuck in this (not so fun) stage of life. From getting a new license for the fourth time at the DMV to getting a whole new (real life, face-to-face) support system. I have learned that it's unfair to act like I am not in transition. It's also unfair to act like this too won't pass. For example, I am slowly getting back to my high mileages as far as exercise. I've been so tired and still looking for the optimum training location, thus patience is name of the game. The same goes with connecting with people. I wrote about isolation and the hope that comes from being friendly. It's important to have faith that those social connections will come together as chains and they will be strong and meaningful. I have written about being an immigrant and being here in the US with the mission of being a blessing. I often wonder how in the world I can even start to find the blessing that comes with transition. 
Zeke reminded me of the transition phase that I experienced when I gave birth for the first time. Transition is the most difficult phase of the first stage of labor. You feel unable to relax or be comfortable during the most intense part of labor. One thing is for sure, birth is about to happen.
As I go on in this uncomfortable season of life I am assured that great things happen when I remember these verses: 
"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; 
   don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; 
   he's the one who will keep you on track.
Don't assume that you know it all. 
   Run to God!" Proverbs 3:5-7 (The Message) 
• What brought you comfort when you were in transition (labor or not)?

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