"Transitional stages would endure lifelong. How I responded to them was a choice only I could make. I could live a full life with the disability, discovering new horizons no matter how challenging, or I could just exist, succumbing to the limitations of the disability. I have always tried to be optimistic, and this reflection ignited a fire of renewed anticipation in me. I could still choose to find HOPE, to discover FULLNESS IN LIFE once again. The option was there for the taking.........I had tasted the turmoil of unwanted change through those extremely difficult years, and I was very aware of the futility in trying to move forward without placing my hand, my complete trust, and my very life into the divine care of the One Who created me."
[Excerpt from my book Worthy In His Eyes: Part Two: Journey of Discovery...Chapter One: Lifelong Transitions]
When life changes happen, you will find yourself standing before the Bridge of Transition. You may not see what lies ahead because the pathway gets foggy or it twists and turns. You may be tempted to stay where you are because you are afraid to venture into the unknown.
I encourage you to dare to take that first step forward.....in faith. Doing so takes courage, but that step of courage will save you from a life void of growth and purpose....a life where you would simply just exist.
God's Word IS a lamp before our feet and a light upon our pathway. His Light only shines as far as He wants us to see. He will guide us according to our capabilities---not our debilities. Each step will be a step of victory, even if we fall, as long as we reach for His hand to get back up again and continue to follow His lead.
Doing this requires complete trust in Him and that can only come from knowing Who He is. The only way to know Him is to read His Holy Word. Spend time alone with Him. Talk to Him and let Him speak to your heart. That first step toward Him during a very difficult time will empower you to embark on a journey of purpose, strength, hope and abundant living. You will eventually look back, but only briefly, for you will rejoice in your decision to trust Him.
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