In biochemistry they talk about transition states in chemical reactions. It is the part of the reaction in between the old and the new.
It is talked about as being like a stick the moment just before it snaps; the moment before it turns from one piece into two. It's the most uncomfortable moment, the most awkward moment. It requires the most amount of energy to do it right, and it could take years to complete if it weren't for these things called enzymes.
The enzyme speeds up the reaction. The enzyme is there to show the old that it needs to change; that there's something new that it needs to become. The old is pulled into the enzyme and into the transition state: the uncomfortable, the awkward. The enzyme holds the old, supports it through the process and lowers the amount of energy needed.
It doesn't mean it's not uncomfortable and awkward. It doesn't mean it doesn't require some energy, but the enzyme does make it easier. And when it finally snaps, which is the most relief of all, the new is well equipped to go out and do the new thing it's been changed for.
I am waiting for the snap.
But I am grateful for my enzyme: God.
'For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.' (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT)
Jordan recently graduated from a nutrition science degree and it part of the worship team at Redhill Church.