Transitioning

tran·si·tion (noun)

  • Change from one form, state, style, or place to another.
  • Change from one subject to another in discourse.
  • A word, phrase, sentence, or series of sentences connecting one part of a discourse to another.

Transitioning can be a very exciting time in your life. But for most of us, it can be uncertain, frustrating, and unpleasant. However, to get the desired outcome we must go through it. 

About 10 months ago I made a permanent decision to go natural. However, I didn’t want to do a big chop. My hair was too long to do such a dramatic transformation. However, I do trim a little at a time every two months. But, the issue is that I have new hair (new growth), mixing in with old hair (old damaged perm hair). When I wash my hair it get knots and tangles in it, which makes it hard to comb  and detangle. It use to take me 15 to 20 minutes to wash my hair. Now, it takes me about an hour to wash my hair. To add, I have to be careful with my hair during this stage, so it don’t break off. This is a fragile process. You see, my new hair needs more oil to stay strong. Also, my new hair is thirsty. Nevertheless, the more of the old hair that I cut off, the healthier my hair gets, and I will be closer to my desired results. I’m very excited about the outcome. To add, I have a vision of how my hair will look when all the perm is out. I can’t wait. Therefore, I won’t go back. This the longest I’ve been without a perm and I’ve come to far to turn back now.

This transition is similiar to my spiritual walk. When I got saved and started following Christ, I was very excited. The Holy Spirit started showing me my purpose. Then things got shaky.  God started transitioning me out of my norm and out of my comfort zone. He told me to come a little higher.  Things were frustrating  and unclear to me and the new me, (my spirit) was still getting tangled up with the old me (my flesh). I had to learn how to renew my mind and put my flesh to death. Just like my hair, my spirit needs to be feed the Word, because it’s thirsty. The word keeps me from being weak and fragile so I don’t break. I use to spend five minutes in my bible and in prayer. Now more is required of me. The more my spirit man grows, I bear fruit. But then God prunes me. He cuts me back. Getting rid of old me. I had to deal with back biting, being lied on, church folks, lack and other trials and tribulations. The more I die and pass the tests, I am able to bear more fruit. 

 Although transitioning can be uncertain and difficult, I won’t go back. I will not let the the little distractions stop me. I’ve come to far to turn back now. God is transitioning me into His son’s image. I will be who He called me to be. Thank you Jesus!

Verse of meditation: 

Genesis 12: 1-3 (NLV)  

 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your family and your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. And I will make you a great nation. I will bring good to you. I will make your name great, so you will be honored. I will bring good to those who are good to you. And I will curse those who curse you. Good will come to all the families of the earth because of you.”

Photo credits: 

http://www.businessbee.com/resources/sales/customer-relationship-management/crm-software-8-tips-for-smoothly-transitioning-to-a-new-program/

Dictionary credits:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/transitionin

Author: Telleice Caraway

I'm a dedicated wife and mother of a blended family of five children. I started a personal relationship with Jesus Christ on March 2, 2013. From that day forward, my life has forever changed! I love Jesus and I have a passion for helping women of all ages and walks of life. I have been married to my loving husband, Michael since 2005 . We have experienced God's unmerited favor on our lives. However, It has not always been easy. Just like other married couples, we have faced many obstacles: In-law issues, financial issues, blended family issues, infidelity, cheating, etc. In 2011, we were near a divorce and our marriage was nearly over, but God had other plans for our union. He has restored our marriage, healed, and delivered us both. We are now SYMBIS Marriage Counselors and the proud founders of A2GG (Adding 2 God’s Gifts (Adding2godsgifts.com) A2GG is a sports development and mentor-ship program for the youth. To conclude, we enjoy attending church and helping families overcome the strategies of the enemy.

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