I read the news this morning.
People seem to be in limbo. The boomers were going to begin retiring, but then their retirement went up in smoke. So now, they are continuing to work for a while.
The workplace is trying to prepare for a mass exodus of workers, so there aren’t as many jobs anymore. The post office is laying off – the Post Office – the one place you could never get fired from.
Because the world is changing – and changing rapidly.
The steps to transition are:
- know what you are losing and say goodbye to it.
- a place of confusion and unrest where you have no direction, but it is here that you redefine who you are without what you lost.
- find a new direction.
No matter where you are in the process, there is a solution. God knows where you are, and He has a solution – He wants to help define you for the next stage of your journey, and He wants to be the director of what you are doing.
Nature is full of examples: A catapillar going through metamorphasis to become a butterfly; a dandillion becoming a whole new flower and blowing away as seed; the flowers on a fruit tree turning into fruit.
Each season of life feels like an end, but needs its own form of patience to bring new beginnings. God has a purpose for your tomorrows.
Today, He has people for you to love and deliver His care to. Start by asking Him to help you hear His voice and have patience to wait for His answer, His perspective.
Isaiah 30:20-22 (message)
Cry for help and you’ll find it’s grace and more grace. The moment he hears, he’ll answer. Just as the Master kept you alive during the hard times, he’ll keep your teacher alive and present among you. Your teacher will be right there, local and on the job, urging you on whenever you wander left or right: “This is the right road. Walk down this road.” You’ll scrap your expensive and fashionable god-images. You’ll throw them in the trash as so much garbage, saying, “Good riddance!”