Transitions – sometimes they can be exciting, and sometimes they can be uncomfortable – even downright painful! Yet we all go through transition at least one time, if not many times in our lives. For example, years ago we could count on being at the same job or profession all our lives. Times have certainly changed and that is not the “norm” anymore.
When I went to college, I majored in Dental Hygiene and I thought that would be my profession for the rest of my life. Unfortunately I developed wrist problems and that took care of that! It was a transition that I hadn’t planned on. I loved my job. I was blessed to work for exceptional dentists and the best bosses at Sussex Dental Center. The people who worked there became like family. I got to know my patients and watched their children grow up.
Sometimes we wonder why things happen in our lives. However as the years go by and we look back, we see that God had other plans for us. Each part of life’s journey is preparing us for the next – and we learn and glean from each one as God prepares and leads us on to our destiny. It is only when we look back, we see the reason for it happening. Many of the things we thought were the worst things that could happen to us, we see how God turned it around for our good. We usually do not see the good at the time. Even the worst things – He uses so that we can help others because of our experience.
Over the course of time, God had me write for Him. Something that I never would have – or could have – done on my own. If you have read Lessons I learned from the Lord, you’ve read my amazing story of how the book came about. Which then led to speaking – also something I would never have thought I would do. But when God is in it, it is His talents and abilities, not our own, that He puts in us and brings out through us. When I am writing, speaking or doing a TV interview, the Holy Spirit takes over. Good thing!
My prayer is that with every part of my journey, that I was, and am able to touch someone and make a difference in their life.
How many of you, can look back at the transitions in your life, and see how the Lord led you to where you are today?