When a person or group realizes that stagnation has crept in, or is creeping in, then it is time to prepare for a better future. Progress requires transition in order to stay contemporary, vibrant and alive. Transition signifies that change is coming. Transition should be a time of planning and preparation, looking into the future to help us realize our potential. That preparation should include laying a foundation for things to come.
Some transitions happen because of unexpected events. Tragedy, crisis and loss can lead to unplanned change. It can also interrupt planned transition. These unexpected events immediately send us into survival mode to save our community. We look for the best solutions to survive. There is a double whammy when an unplanned transition pops up in the middle of a planned transition. I call this “Transition in Turbulent Times.”
Transition in turbulent times in my opinion is a three step process.
Transition in turbulent times is dependent on the mercy, grace and help of the Lord. This should remind us that all of our help comes from the Lord. Since our success and victory is in God’s hand, let us trust Him and depend on Him.