Scripture: II Corinthians 3:18
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Whether you know it or not, the Body of Christ is in transition. But there are so many who are resisting, or fighting against transition. Those who do not resist transition will move from Glory to Glory, and will receive the outpouring of God’s abundant blessings. Transition can be a time that seems as if it will never end, but God is saying, “Don’t Resist Transition.” To receive the benefits of the newness of God, and the outpouring of abundant blessings, you must yield to “transition.” Transition means that you are moving, shifting, altering, and modifying.
Three Points About Transition:
Point # 1 – Transition Is Unavoidable.
- The reality in life is this: Change, or you will be changed.”
- Gone are the days of predictability and routine.
- Many things of past generations have faded away.
- Some of the traditional things in business, government, philosophy, the family, and most importantly, the church, have changed.
- The Word of God has not changed, but some of the methods of doing Kingdom business has changed.
- God is giving the Body of Christ new concepts.
- What was done in the past, won’t always work for the present and the future.
- There must be a transition, and transition is painful!
- Transition is painful because humans like being comfortable.
- Transition will take you out of your comfort zone!
- Becoming more like Jesus requires a lot of transition.
- Old things must be replaced with new things.
Point # 2 – Transition Will Redefine.
- Since transition redefines, it can be frightening.
- This is especially so for those who have defined themselves by what they do rather than by who they are.
- Again, there is no point in trying to get comfortable.
- Just as soon as you get comfortable, change will appear over the horizon.
- The only way to avoid transition is to stop growing physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, educationally, and socially!
- For example, as you grow spiritually, you will be redefined and moved to the next spiritual assignment.
- A word of wisdom: A new assignment does not always mean a new location.
- However, on the flip side, sometimes it does mean a new location.
Transition Takes Time To Assimilate. (Digest, Understand).
- How well we absorb the effects of transition dramatically affects the rate at which we succeed and grow in God.
- Each of us was designed by God to move through life most effectively, at a unique pace that will allow us to absorb and respond to the major changes we face.
- When we assimilate less change than our optimum speed allows, we fail to live up to our potential.
- When we attempt to assimilate more than our optimum speed permits, we become overloaded and stressed out.
- We all need time to assimilate the changes that are necessary for our survival.
- Don’t try to be something that you are not!
- Be yourself, because everyone is already taken!
- Are you a prisoner to your past? Are you chained to something mentally? Emotionally? Socially? Etc. Believe that you can transition.
- Believe that transition can benefit you. Activate your faith!
- Believe that God desires positive transition for you, and that He will help you make good changes.
- Accept change as a good thing, and “Don’t Resist Transition!” Resisting transition will hinder your outpouring of God’s abundant blessings.