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  • Writer's pictureVicky Hughes


Making a change in life isn’t always easy. Whether you’re leaving your job, starting a new business, or making a significant shift in any area of your life, it can be daunting to face the unknown. But transitions are often necessary for growth and success; learning how to navigate them is key. That's why it's so important to seek God's guidance in times of transition. Thankfully, we can trust Him completely to lead us in the direction He wants us to go. He knows our hearts better than we do, and we can be assured that He will provide wisdom when we need it most.

So what should we do when faced with a transition? Here are a few steps that will help you navigate the way:

#1 - Pray and Ask for Guidance

When we’re struggling to make a decision or feeling overwhelmed by the possibilities ahead of us, it’s easy to turn to friends or family for advice. While it’s important to seek the counsel of those closest to us, it’s even more crucial to make sure that our first and foremost source of guidance is God. Pray for Him to speak to you in a way that will make His will clear, so you can act with confidence. He knows our hearts better than we do and can show us the best path forward when we ask for it. Proverbs 3:5-6 makes it clear that God is ready and waiting to guide us when we ask Him and trust His direction:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

#2 - Listen for Direction

Once we’ve asked God for guidance, it’s important to stay open and attuned to His voice. While it may not come in an audible form, God will speak to our hearts through His written Word, the prophetic voice of a discerning friend or leader, and through the nudging of the Holy Spirit.

Pay attention to any subtle cues He may be giving you. This could include an inner stirring, a peace-filled moment, a scripture passage that speaks to your heart or even coincidences (I like to call them God-incidences) that point us in the right direction. He speaks to each of us in different ways and it’s important for us to be in a place where our ears are always wide open to whatever He has to say.

#3 - Seek Out Wise Counsel


Though God is ultimately the one who will lead us in our decision-making, it's wise to seek counsel from those around us. As I mentioned earlier, friends and family can be great sources of wisdom and insight. Seeking out a trusted mentor or leader can also be beneficial. They may have perspectives or knowledge that can help guide you in making decisions during times of confusion or uncertainty.

#4 - Don’t Let Fear Guide Your Decision

When facing a transition, it can be easy to get stuck in fear or worry about the unknown and at times it can paralyse us from taking the necessary steps forward. If that’s where you find yourself, choose instead to focus on trusting in God’s plan and being confident that He holds your future in His hands.

#5 - Move Forward in Faith

When you’ve heard from the Lord, it’s time to take action and move forward in faith. Trusting God means that we take steps of obedience even if they don’t seem logical. If we’re acting on His instruction, He will equip us for whatever lies ahead. Even though transitions can be scary, they also bring a huge sense of peace when we move forward with faith and confidence. Take courage and step out in faith, trusting that God will be with you every step of the way!

My Prayer for You

Through my own personal journey, I’ve come to understand that any transition we make is an opportunity for a deeper connection with God. He can and does use every experience to bring about good in our lives, and His greatest desire is for relationship with us. So trust that He can make a way in the midst of any transition and allow Him to work through your life.

With all of this in mind, it’s my prayer that when faced with transitions or major decisions, you will trust God to guide you and provide the right path forward. Never forget - He is faithful and has a good plan for you!



Until next time, stay blessed!

Vicky x

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