Sometimes change is scary.
I feel like the Lord has been laying the words transition and posture on my heart lately. At first, I was looking at it literally. I know I have a child graduating in a few months and transitioning to college but it didn’t seem like that was what he was meaning.
We have family members who are going through some things and starting new adventures, but that didn’t seem quite it either. Instead of trying to guess what the Lord was trying to say, I just asked him.
I was really hoping to wake up in the morning with a stone tablet or sticky note on the fridge outlining what transitions the Lord had planned out for the next six months or so, but there was no note. I began to pray more and more about it, and I feel like he was showing me how much life has changed for me in the last year……but there is still more to come.
So, what do I do with that?
I wasn’t sure, so I decided to prepare. I dove deeper into prayer and studying my Bible. I have seen so much growth in my faith and a deeper connection with God that I don’t want to stop there, I want more.
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Now the other word he has been laying on my heart is posture… Which really didn’t make sense. When I think of posture I think of slouching. I thought, “Ok, maybe I need to stand proud as a Christian, not weak or cowardly,” but it didn’t feel like that was right.
When I googled the definition of posture this is what the Oxford Dictionary says:
Posture: a particular way of dealing with or considering something; an approach or attitude.
Oh my, that kind of blew me away because I wasn’t correlating the two words together but that is exactly what he was meaning. I don’t always have a positive attitude towards things, especially transitions and changes. So, taking the new information I have regarding transitions that are going to happen in my life, whether they are spiritual, physical, or geographical, I feel like the Lord is trying to tell me I need to have a good attitude toward the transitions coming up. To be honest, that even scares me more because a when I give the kids a heads up that they need to have a good attitude about something it usually means they aren’t going to like what I have to say or have them do.
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Tammy Bassett is a speaker and the author of the Mopping Up Your Blessings blog. She was born and raised a country girl who’s roots run deep in the mountains of Appalachia. She has worked a wide variety of jobs ranging from radio to insurance agent. She is now a stay-at-home mom, who along with her husband, are raising five daughters (ages 10 to 25), seven cats and one dog. She uses her accounting and business administration degree to help run her busy household.
She loves spending time with her family and homeschooling her two youngest children. She spends a lot of her day trying to conquer the obstacles in her home. With four of her children still living at home the laundry pile (nicknamed Mt. Wash-more) is her nemesis. Some days she wins and some days she doesn’t, but she always gets up the next day and tries again.
She also loves camping with her family as long as there is a camper with air conditioning, a comfy bed, and indoor plumbing. Her downfall is her obsession with iced coffee. Thankfully the closest Starbucks is an hour from her home, or she would be broke. She also loves reading and learning new skills such as homesteading, being more self-sustainable, gardening and foraging.
She relates the most to her favorite animal, the alpaca. They are both kind of weird and look like they are two months past due on a haircut. Much like alpacas she makes a gentle humming noise when happy and if irritated she often stamps the ground with her feet. Her husband has refused to buy her an alpaca much to her disappointment.
But more than anything, she loves the Lord and is growing more in her faith each day and hopes to inspire others to do the same. She wants everyone to understand that God’s grace is truly amazing and has changed her from the inside out and he can do the same for you.