I have led a fortunate life. There is no doubt that God has provided in abundance. For the past twenty years I have worked alongside some of the brightest and best people. I have been mentored by people who cared deeply for my success and as a result, I have gotten good at my job, climbed the corporate ladder, had a successful career path, traveled to over 25 countries, clocked hundreds of thousands of air miles, and seen the world that I otherwise would never have seen. So, why did I just walk away from this career that I worked so hard to build?
Three major indicators that led me to my decision.
1. I no longer loved my work.
I faced my work with a hint of dread each day. This was one of the first indicators that it was time to move on. However, my ability to endure and just press on through the tasks and circumstances, kept me there much longer than I should have stayed. I was in the mode of “it’s okay I can muscle through and keep doing this for now.” I would now advise you that if you are saying this, you have entered the danger zone of complacency or worse… unhappiness.
2. I realized my mission had been fulfilled.
I walk by faith and am led by God, my decisions are all based on that fact. When I realized that my mission and purpose had been fulfilled, I knew that God was moving me on to something else. You may not be a person of faith, but if you are feeling like you have accomplished what you set out to accomplish and nothing more excites you about being there, it might be time to move on.
3. I had peace about the financial risk.
Let’s be real for a moment. We don’t usually get the luxury of working for fun, most of us have financial needs that are met by our employers and I am no different to you. But the fact is that I knew God had another calling for me and He gave me peace that it would all work out. I felt such a strong pull to leave, even though I was not sure of where He was taking me. And when the fear of staying (against the will of God) outweighed the fear of leaving for the unknown, I made the decision to GO and God gave me peace.
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
One Reply to “How I Knew It Was Time to Quit My Job”
What a candid and inspiring post. I hope others pay attention and are bold enough to make a change.