As we explore how to transition well it's important to remember that this process isn't always going to be easy; it may very well get bumpy along the way! And when life gets tough I call this navigating the Speed Bumps of Life!! I am hitting speed bumps during my current transition and God has been sweet to me through them.Just remember that some transitions are easier than others. And there is always hope. Our hope is in our AWESOME God who is with us every step of the way! We can know for sure that God is never caught off guard by our circumstances and He is so much bigger than our difficulties! These truths have helped me get through the more difficult transitions for sure and God has taught me that a wise girl can prepare herself ahead of time to transition better than ever before!I have prepared for future transitions by remembering how I did during the last one. Whether I did well or not I can learn from my past and make positive changes for the future. One example has to do with the physical aspect of moving. I realized that I needed a lot of time to transition from one place to another and I needed my husband to be more patient and kinder than usual. I had a heart to heart with him, after a particularly tough move several years ago, and this has made all the difference in the world! Remember, that our spouses, and our friends, are not mind readers – share what is on your heart so others can help you. We were not created to do life, or hit speed bumps, alone.Right now I am working on being kind to myself on the hard days and I kick into high gear on the easy days. This is really hard for the planner in me since the hard days usually sneak up on me. I hit a bump in the road just last week so I had an opportunity to put this practice into action. I was missing the normalcy of the life God created for me through my physically, local girlfriends and an amazing prison ministry on Oahu.This particular day I was feeling overwhelmed and alone. I let it get me down for a short time and then I started focusing on all that I already had right here in Texas. And, I focused on the truth. One obvious truth is that I am not alone - God is always with me and my girlfriends are only a phone call or FaceTime session away! I also reminded myself that I was tired, and rightly so, after having traveled and lived out of a suitcase for more than 60 days.Since I know that I do not do well on little sleep, I gave myself a break – literally and figuratively. I took a deep breath; read some fun blogs; walked away from the situation that was bothering me; and I probably jumped on Facebook to connect with some peeps. The good news is that I was able to regroup and move on. The other good news is that I have learned to recognize God in these situations. I am not saying that He put this speed bump in my path as much as I just know that He knew it was coming and He helped me through it. When I see God in the daily details of my life I am reminded of how much He loves me and that I am not alone. He loves you too and you are also not alone!!!!Please feel free to share a “speed bump” you have hit, or are currently in,where you can see God in the details!
Heather in ATL - #travelingphotographer
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