When God is doing a new thing, but…

I don’t know if you are in a season of transition, but I am. I have had confirmation after confirmation that God is doing something new, but I have no inkling of what it will look like or when it will come.

At times, this has fostered anxiety, worry, and frustration. However, now, I am in a place of consistently trusting God and resting in the fact that He has promised to never leave me nor forsake me. I believe that He will work all things together for my good because I love Him, and I am the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

If you also find yourself in a season of transition and uncertainty, consider the following:

  1. Keep abiding in the Lord. Do those things that draw you close to Him and maintain your intimacy with Him: (1) Read His word, (2) Pray, (3) Fast, (4) Worship, (5) Stay in community, not isolation. The devil wants you to believe that God has forsaken you, forgotten you, or is punishing you. All lies! God loves you. He is for you. He is with you. He still has you in the palm of His hand and no one and nothing can snatch you out of it.
  2. Keep doing the last thing God told you to do. More likely than not, God has given you instructions on what He wants you to do. These instructions will prepare you for the next season that will open up before you. Don’t be slothful. Remain diligent! Keep doing what you know to do–even if some days you can’t do much. Just keep going. Remain faithful.
  3. Wait on the Lord. Do not try to rush ahead and do things outside of God’s will and timing. You will only make things worse and you still won’t get what God has for you until He wants you to have it. God is good to those who wait for Him, to those that seek Him (Lamentations 3:25).

Rest. God is preparing you, and He is preparing the circumstances. You can trust Him, and you can trust His timing. Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us that “there is an appointed time for everything. There is a time for every matter under heaven. What God has for you, will be yours at the appointed time. God has already ordained it, so wait on Him, seek after Him, trust Him, and never give up. He will make everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

  1. Stand. In seasons of transition and uncertainty, the devil will come to discourage you in order to keep you from what God has for you. Therefore, you must stand firm in your faith in God. Put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). Stay close to God. He comforts the discouraged (2 Corinthians 7:6).

Be encouraged! You are loved! ❤️

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