Exodus 3:21, “And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.”
The story of the children of Israel and their exodus from Egypt was a very tense, suspenseful, and challenging time of transition. However, it was a necessary transition in order for them to get to the place that God had promised. Every person on the face of this earth will face transition at some point in their life.
Sometimes transition is a very frightful and challenging place to be, because it appears that your future is filled with many unknowns. However, God is so preoccupied with your success and where you are going, that He’ll use those who are hindrances or stumbling blocks to be a blessing to you! God literally told the Israelites that he would make the Egyptians (their enemies/their oppressors) pay them upon their exit! Now if you have enemies, well then you need to know there are many scriptures to address how God will use your enemies to bless you! But that’s another post for another day…. 🙂
But now let’s be honest, as much as we’d like to think that we have a lot of enemies, most of us really don’t. Although it’s comforting to be able to rely on the excuses that, oh they just don’t like me, or they are out to get me, that mindset is not always the healthy way to think. As a matter of fact, some situations we face in life is because, God has been telling us to move but we’ve become so comfortable, complacent, and passive in the place where we are. It is at that point that God makes our current situation so unbearable that it causes us frustration. Things that we were once accepting of, we can no longer tolerate…..FRUSTRATION! Could it be that God allows certain situations to occur in our life, in order for us to must the courage or strength to be the on to stand up and change our community, our lives, and our families? Unfortunately for many of us, we have become so accustomed to the mundane reality of our lives that we’d much rather stay frustrated and complain rather than stand up and do something about it!
But it doesn’t have to be that way. When God is ready for you to move and transition he will open up the highways of your life and say, Go! Actually, hearing his command is the first part of the battle. Then there are many obstacles that we must face in order to move, but be confident that once we accept God’s orders, we must rely on Him and Trust in Him through our periods of Transition. Though transition is tough, realize that God is going to give you favor and He will make those around you who are obstacles to finance your future. Pastor Sheryl Brady once said, “Transition is like being somewhere between a butterfly and a caterpillar, you can’t fly yet but you’ve made up in your mind that you’ll never crawl again another day in your life.” Pack your bags and get ready to soar…because your next level is already paid for!
Ready To Fly!
Father, I pray for every reader today. Give every person that is experiencing transition in their lives, the courage to embrace change and walk into their divine destiny. Father we release our fear and our mundane routine and we take hold of the power you’ve given us through your word and your precious son Jesus Christ. We have made up in our mind that we refuse to go back to crawling and we stretch our wings to soar. I decree and declare that as we trust you through transition that you will release provision for our next level. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!