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Sue Davis Potts
Potts Pages - Transitioning Well
May 18, 2018

The month of May seems to be a transitional month. School is out for the summer. College kids are moving out of their dorms. Even the weather is in transition. You never know what you are going to get when you go outside. Transition can be exciting and new, or they can be hard and unnerving.

If you are ready for a new adventure or a change of atmosphere, then it's not so hard to embrace transition, but if you are comfortable where you are or don’t know what the transition will hold, then it is more difficult to tread in the unknown waters ahead.

We are all called upon at one time or another to face the unknown. There are some things that we won’t know no matter how many questions we ask or how many Google searches we do try to fill ourselves with information. We may find some answers to what a situation is like for others and how they handled it, but we don’t know what it will be like for us until we experience it for ourselves. So, do we just sit helplessly by while life happens to us? No. Our attitude ahead of time can help us prepare ourselves for transition.

We need to realize that we have a God who sees what we cannot. He knows what spiritual strength that he wants us to gain from the transition. He does not want us to become stagnate and complacent in one place for too long. Often the changes in our lives come just to give us a break from the pressures of life and get us ready for something new.

God sometimes puts us on a need to know basis. He doesn’t always tell us what is ahead because he wants us to trust him as our provider instead of trusting our own steps on the path that we can see. If the transition is one that we just don’t understand we just need to know that the adage from the Babbie Mason song is true; “When you can’t trace his hand trust his heart.” He will never lead us anywhere that is not in our best interest.

In the transition month of May and any other time, let’s hold the father’s hand a little tighter and see where he will lead us. We don’t have to know everything because he knows and loves us completely.


“Trust Godfrom 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.” (Proverbs 3:5-7) (MSG)


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