A Word for Transition Insecurities
Yesterday my husband and I listened online as our home pastor talked about his future transition into retirement and the new vision God has for him. In October, he will pass the baton of Senior paster to an associate pastor that he has worked with and mentored for over 10 years. They are both ready for this new season, but also aware of the dangers. Two things stood out to me from his talk that I think apply to all of us who are going through a transition.
1. Encouragement to One of Them Is Not Criticism of the Other.
2. A New Season Requires New Strengths
Transitions often bring up insecurities, but they also remind us that our security is in Christ alone. It is always great to have a reminder to stay focused on Him who gave all things for us.
Have you ever replaced someone whose shoes seemed hard to fill? How did you deal with the situation? What was God’s word to you during that season? I would love to hear about it in the comments.