Thursday, August 18, 2011

Transitions and Faith

"And without faith it is impossible to please God..." (Hebrews 11:6)

"By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going." (Hebrews 11:8)

It is well known that my family and I are in the process of a large transition to Ottawa, ON.  We are very excited about this transition in that we truly believe within our hearts that we have been called by God to go to this place.

But, there have been days whereby we have felt the pressure of such a change as there are many unknowns yet to be answered which can lead to stress (especially in those of us who like every single duck in a row).  In light of the pressures, I have found myself continually returning to Hebrews 11 and 12 to remind myself that this journey is not one of "every duck being neatly in a row" but rather an incredible journey of faith whereby I am left with no choice but to trust God to provide and work things out.

I am encouraged by the story of Abraham as he walked and lived an incredible journey of faith.  I am also encouraged that he was considered a man of faith even though he too had his moments of doubt whereby God had to grow Him.  Life is not always easy and transitions can and will stretch us.  But, when we walk in the will and promises of God, you realize afresh and anew that there is no other way to walk but the walk of faith.

I am still striving to get all of my ducks in a row for this transition as I do believe we have to do our part with the minds and bodies God has given us but I continue to ask God to help me walk by faith in the things I can't control for this I know pleases Him.

So, whatever transition you may find yourself in today, walk in His will by faith for this will please our Heavenly Father and grow you immensely.


Chioma Ahunanya said...

This blog was really encouraging :)

Chioma Ahunanya said...

Thank for blogging this, I felt this really spoke to me :)