54 min

41: Susan Alexander Yates | Thriving in Transition Grace Enough Podcast

    • Christianity

Susan and I chat about learning to walk through transition with a sense of adventure vs. anxiety, about setting realistic expectations, and constantly focusing on the character of God.
4:28 Susan shares how her journey with Jesus began
8:36 Susan shares some typical life transitions
Susan’s article: How to Trust God in the Midst of Transition
“You have to learn to change your expectations.”
“It helped me to name it, re-entry. When you return from something special, where you leave responsibilities and you come back to responsibility, just count on being a little blue.  Call it re-entry and realize it will go away in three days.”
“We tend to think and live as if stability is the norm. That’s what we expect, when things just calm down, but the reality is life never calms down. We have to switch gears in terms of our expectation. Our expectation is not that stability is the norm, but the reality is transition is the norm…Stability is those rare exceptions. I think the first thing that helps with coping with transition is to realize that this is the norm.”
12:03 Susan shares how she learned to view and walk through transition with a sense of adventure vs. anxiety
"When you are young and a young mom, you have this vision, one day I will get there, to whatever that mystical there is. The there is where you trust Christ.  You live in that trust relationship.  You don't struggle. You don't have fear. You don't fall a part.  We have this unrealistic expectation that we'll get there, but really we'll never get there this side of Heaven.  In heaven, we'll be there, because we are fallen people in a fallen world.  We're citizens of Heaven, so we will always have this bit of restlessness within our soul of wanting to get there.  It is a God given restlessness, because we  were created for Heaven, not this earth. The question is, how can we grow in relying more on God and being less controlled by the frantic things going on in our lives?"
One way you can deal with transition is anticipate and plan ahead as best as you can (ex. setting realistic expectations when you go home with baby #4).
Psalm 139: God knows us
"Who is in charge? Not right now. Who is really in charge? God is in charge and He's got my back"
SHOW NOTES continued.
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Susan and I chat about learning to walk through transition with a sense of adventure vs. anxiety, about setting realistic expectations, and constantly focusing on the character of God.
4:28 Susan shares how her journey with Jesus began
8:36 Susan shares some typical life transitions
Susan’s article: How to Trust God in the Midst of Transition
“You have to learn to change your expectations.”
“It helped me to name it, re-entry. When you return from something special, where you leave responsibilities and you come back to responsibility, just count on being a little blue.  Call it re-entry and realize it will go away in three days.”
“We tend to think and live as if stability is the norm. That’s what we expect, when things just calm down, but the reality is life never calms down. We have to switch gears in terms of our expectation. Our expectation is not that stability is the norm, but the reality is transition is the norm…Stability is those rare exceptions. I think the first thing that helps with coping with transition is to realize that this is the norm.”
12:03 Susan shares how she learned to view and walk through transition with a sense of adventure vs. anxiety
"When you are young and a young mom, you have this vision, one day I will get there, to whatever that mystical there is. The there is where you trust Christ.  You live in that trust relationship.  You don't struggle. You don't have fear. You don't fall a part.  We have this unrealistic expectation that we'll get there, but really we'll never get there this side of Heaven.  In heaven, we'll be there, because we are fallen people in a fallen world.  We're citizens of Heaven, so we will always have this bit of restlessness within our soul of wanting to get there.  It is a God given restlessness, because we  were created for Heaven, not this earth. The question is, how can we grow in relying more on God and being less controlled by the frantic things going on in our lives?"
One way you can deal with transition is anticipate and plan ahead as best as you can (ex. setting realistic expectations when you go home with baby #4).
Psalm 139: God knows us
"Who is in charge? Not right now. Who is really in charge? God is in charge and He's got my back"
SHOW NOTES continued.
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Follow Susan Alexander Yates at susanalexanderyates.com and IG
--------------------------------------------------------
Follow Grace Enough Podcast on IG and FB
---------------------------------------------------------
The Root Collective Affiliate of the Month 
Ethically made Shoes and Bags.  A free compliment every time you wear them.
 

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