Transition is the event or period spent in the process of making change. It could be the process of changing jobs, getting from single to married and vise visa, relocation. It could also be a time of waiting for something new to happen for you. Transition can feel uncomfortable because it is difficult to plan, there is adjustment to be made, and many times we don’t know what to expect. It causes anxiety for many people. It causes chaos and mistrust among people especially when a group goes through it or are depending on a person for instructions.
Looking up and trusting God helps ease the anxiety. We can enjoy transition by being focused on the process. The Israelites had a forty year period of transition as they moved from Egypt to Canaan. They depended on Moses for instructions and even though they saw God come through for them many times, they became chaotic whenever something didn’t happen as expected and Moses got in trouble with these people. Moses reminds them that their complaining is not against him but against God who is moving them. Many times, we act like the Israelites during our transition. We complain, blame and let anxiety take the best of us. Like the Israelites, sometimes we want to carry tomorrows cares into today even when God tells us not to worry about tomorrow. Some of them tried to keep more food for the next day against God’s instruction but that did not work. We need to learn trust even what God is speaking to us in times of transition. The lessons learned can grow us as well as help others during their transitions. God was faithful and saw the Israelites through their transition. He provided food, guidance, protection and everything they needed. The tricky part was that the Israelites could not plan and did not know what to expect. They were provided enough for each day. Learn to take transition one day at a time.
Exodus 16:1-36, 11 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 12 “I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."