Transitioning Well: keeping the main thing as the main thing

Today I was humbly reminded of the amazing patience & love of the Father in seasons of transition. Over the last two months Zach & I have been navigating another transition in life season. More had been asked of us by Father & we knew they were things for us to say yes to & partner with. One of our life core values is “Yes to Jesus at any cost.” But we know He always abundantly makes available the equipping needed for anything He calls us to. We were learning to balance “more” in several areas all at once.

In all my “balancing” & “partnering” I didn’t realize a subtle shift had begun to take place in my conversations & time with Father. They began to consist of prayers, scripture studies & seeking Him for ways I could manage transition well & find equipping for the responsibilities at hand rather than finding deeper intimacy with Him in the process. Seeking Him for guidance is wonderful & necessary but we can’t let a good thing replace the main thing – the main thing is always deeper intimacy with Him simply because we love Him & We want to know Him more deeply. When we focus on loving Him & receiving His love, the equipping & supernatural stretching of capacity happens naturally as a fruit of increased intimacy. He so faithful! He helped me see places in my own heart this morning where I’d been focusing on “good things” instead of the “main thing” & He so kindly & quickly brought me right back.

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:3. Did you catch that? We “receive all this (equipping) BY coming to KNOWHim…” (not asking Him for guidance a million times). In knowing Him, simply for the sole purpose of intimacy, we find everything we need for every transition, responsibility increase, ministry need, & season change.

I say all this in hopes that it can encourage someone else in transition, desiring to transition well. As we keep the main thing at the center of our heart, our capacity will expand supernaturally. You’ll find everything you need as you walk forward just loving & deeply knowing the Father. It sounds so easy & simple but if you’re anything like me, I still need the reminder sometimes 😊

Side note: can we celebrate that today is the first time in over 5 months that I’ve gone to have coffee WITH OUT my lap top! I didn’t want to create any opportunity for me to be tempted to work on anything. I could tell someone else “you have to schedule down time to take care of yourself” but I wasn’t practicing what I preach! It might have been the best decision I’ve made in 5 months 😉

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