Embracing Life’s Transitions // Week 5
I’ve never been one to admit defeat. I don’t like feeling or appearing weak in any circumstance. But I know that I am. And I know that if I am going to learn to fully embrace change, then I must learn to accept my limitations.
“I may be a person who has imperfectly learned to thrive through change, but I can’t say I thrive on change.” – Kristen Strong, Girl Meets Change
If I am going to be completely honest, I am still kicking through seasons of change. I often look at the season and think, “where did I go wrong”, or “what could I have done differently”. I focus on what was, instead of believing that God has His best for me just around the corner.
“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” (Ps. 27:13)
There were/are times when I wonder if I will fully embrace His goodness here on this earth. Part of me believes that I have lived the best days of my life already. Yet I know that this is far from truth. God still has good things for me. And He promises that I will see His goodness this side of heaven.
I want so desperately to come to a place of accepting change and finding the blessing within it. When I choose to look behind, I miss what He has for me up head.
I want the Lord to teach me how to not see the limitations that change bring as boundaries, but as places to acknowledge my weakness and accept the fact that I need Jesus to help me go the distance.
“A limitation is a grace space for me to lie down in and soak up God’s presence. It is a garden spot for me to reflect on God’s believability.” – Kristen Strong, Girl Meets Change
I love this quote by Kristen.
When we fully come to realize our limitations, and give them over to God, we can enter His rest and peace will come.
When we realize that, in and of ourselves we cannot accomplish anything, we can come to focus on the fact that with God, all things are possible.