I receive inspiring texts everyday from a guy named Hart Ramsey. Yesterday, my daily text said this:
"Adjustment is key during Seasons of Transition.
To adjust is to alter a thing so that it fits or adapts to its environment."
When I read it, my eyes filled with tears as it spoke deeply to my heart. You see, this is a HUGE time of adjustment and transition for me. And it has been much harder than I anticipated.
A few weeks ago, after eight years, I was in my last service with the Dive Youth Group, in which I've been a youth leader, worship leader, mentor, teacher, and friend to so many wonderful young people-some of whom have grown and become some of my dearest friends. They laid hands on me, prayed over me and for me, and asked for blessings for me in this new journey. Letting go...Adjustment.
Also for the last eight years, I have served on our worship team-and you could not even imagine the honor and joy I have felt being a part of this team-not to mention the personal and spiritual growth that has transpired from it. It has been such a consistent and integral part of my calling in the past few years, but as I transition into full focus on my new calling, I'm not able to give as much time to this area of serving. Stepping back...Adjustment.
WIth all this shifting of my life, my days are filled with new prayers and petitions, new activities and to-do lists, filling calendars, making phone calls. I am having to alter my way of thinking, my direction of heart, and time spent. It's such a whirlwind, and often times a difficult challenge. Changing focus...Adjustment.
But through it all, the most beautiful part is that God is with me, and in all honesty, the greatest force behind all the adjustment. I couldn't possible do any of it on my own. My limitations are too great, my heart too weak, and my mind too full. But He, in His infinite wisdom and compassion, is always drawing me back to His strength and ability-calling me to rely on Him, and in the process, always reminding me this is His doing, I need only to follow. He will always take the lead as I let go, step back, change focus, and ADJUST.
He is altering me for His glory.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8