I gain a momentum in reading that I can quickly start reading a new book after I finish one. It’s a bit faster than the usual and I can still retain what I have read previously. This pace came to me this week having no internet connection for a few days.
Anyways, here are my favorite quote from the upcoming book Hinge Moments: Making the Most of Life’s Transitions by D. Michael Lindsay published by Intervarsity Press. If you want to support the author, you can pre-order/buy this book by following this link.
When you scout out a plan of action for your transition somewhere, focus on the milk and honey rather than the supposed “giants.” There may be giants, but that does not mean they will defeat you. And they certainly should not dissuade you from following the Lord’s leading. There is no one on earth who can subvert the call of God.”
“Use the time of peace and convenience to make sure your hinges are ready so that when the time for courage comes, you will not falter. We strengthen our hinges by practicing our faith regularly.”
“The challenge with life is that we have to live it moving forward, but we really only understand it looking back. Every day offers the promise of preparing us to best respond to the next hinge moment of our lives.”
“Transitions that take us away from things may simply be stops along the way back home.”
“Silence and solitude, meditation and self-examination are some of the best ways to manage the mix of emotions we feel during this phase of our transition. God speaks most often not through a megaphone or a billboard but through a still, small voice. The clearest way to hear God is to become quiet enough to be attentive.”
“The pace of your transition toward full and meaningful belonging will be directly proportional to the speed at which the others in the space come to trust you.”
“Periods of transition are different; even the best and most welcome transitions are still the results of change, and that is universally unsettling. This is what sets transitions apart from the other barriers and blessings in life.”
“Changes disrupt our lives and move us into new seasons, where we must begin the process of transition.”
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