Transitioning is a time that most people do not enjoy. It is commonly a time of uncertainty or unknown that makes most people uncomfortable. Whether it is a new job, finishing high school and going to college, finishing college and getting a new job, moving to a new city, whatever it may be, it brings about changes that most do not like. We are creatures of habit and like things the way they are because it is what we are comfortable with.
Switching to a new job is scary because you are forced to learn a new task, get to know a new boss and begin working with different coworkers. When graduating high school: you commonly will move out of the house, you will not see your family as much, and will start to prepare yourself for a career after college. When graduating college: you will no longer see your friends from school, you will start looking for a job, you will have to look for a place to live and learn to manage your finances. Moving to a new city: you start a new job, join a new community, find a new house, and will be in a city where you likely do not know anyone.
All of these times provide changes that most people do not like. However, transitioning is not all bad. Quite often it is necessary to jumpstart a certain area of your life that you have been stagnant in. It may also provide unique opportunities to meet a new group of people to share the Gospel with. If you move, you can look for a new way to make an impact for Christ in the community. It can be a fresh start for you to be someone different and break out of the mold you had previously been placed in.
In the difficult times, we can look to God’s Word as it offers many scriptures relating to the feelings of fear and anxiety that we may be experiencing: Philippians 4:6-7 says "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." We see here that God will provide you with peace if you go to Him in prayer. Another relevant scripture is 2 Corinthians 1:4-7 which says, "Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort." God will comfort us through the uncertainty that threatens to rob us of His blessing during times of transition.
Change may be scary and will likely push you out of your comfort zone, but this should not deter you. During this time, you should be in prayer, fully relying on God, meditating on His Word daily and preparing for the blessing of sharing the Gospel with new people that God puts in your path each day.