One of the things that makes change and transition so hard is the difficulty in imagining yourself surviving, much less thriving, in a different set of circumstances. You’ve been in this place so long, even the pain is familiar enough to make risking something else really daunting. But resisting the transformation process necessary to be successful in the next season of your life will just spiral you down into feeling more scared, miserable, trapped, and even physically ill.
God is love itself. All his thoughts toward you are motivated by love of you, and wanting you to grow in that love. His desire is to prepare you for an upgraded life that the levels of faith, hope, and love you have now can’t fully occupy. No matter what you’ve been facing, your willingness to let go of who you’ve been to risk becoming who he is says you can be, will empower you through this transition in peace and joy. As you embrace what God is inviting you to, rather than what fear has been screaming at you, your mind gets renewed and your heart strengthened, and transition becomes faster, easier, and even exciting.
Get alone, take a deep breath or two or ten, and ask Jesus how he sees you, and what the next step is in becoming that amazing person. Ask him what incredible part of his glory he wants to grow you in now that you couldn’t see in the last season of your life.
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Cor. 3:18).