I feel fortunate that I have been blessed with multiple gifts, but one of my most cherished gifts is my ability to know when it’s time to move on. Like most people I don’t always listen when I get the initial urge to move on, but I always know. The area I exercise this most is with my career. In the business arena I’ve always known when it’s time to move on. I’m certain that’s why I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve never had a job. Anytime I’ve left a job, I’ve never gone more than a month without a new one. I believe it’s because I’ve been obedient when God says go, so He always provides for me when I do leave. I can honestly say this is the only area of my life that I never doubt or question God –I just do what I believe he’s leading me to do.
So, this week I want to remind you that you have that voice inside that is leading you too, and I want to encourage you to trust it. Unfortunately, there are so many people working jobs they don’t like, and are getting no fulfillment, but they stay. It’s not because they aren’t capable of doing anything else, but it’s because they are afraid to try something different. I learned a long time ago that many times people will stay in an unhappy situation, be it a job or a relationship, because it’s familiar. They may not be happy, but they know what to expect. Whereas if they trust their instinct and step out and attempt something different that will present the unknown, which requires a leap of faith.
One thing that has worked for me is that I love the excitement of something new; I have no fear of the unknown because I always assume it’s going to be better. I don’t assume the unknown is going to be worse. I am in a season of transition in my life and it excites me. I know that my life is changing and will take a drastic turn later this year. I welcome that change because I trust that inner voice that has been speaking to me the last couple of months.
The other part to accepting that it’s time to move on is that when you realize it, and you know that you’re right, opportunities begin to appear. At the moment that you become open to the change, God will undoubtedly present you with opportunities to move on. That’s what recently happened to me. As soon as I became open to moving on in my career, I was presented with two opportunities in the past two weeks. I was approached unexpectedly with two job options. I could say I was surprised, but not really because that’s usually how things work for me. All it did for me was to confirm that it really is time to move on.
Anyway, I wanted to share this recent experience with you because I’m certain there have been similar things that have happened to you and I want you to look for these moments in your own life. Are there areas in your life where you feel it’s time to move on? Once you accept it and become open to the possibility of something new, you will see unexpected opportunities pop up that support that decision. Don’t be afraid, get excited because the best is yet to come! Until next time…
Peace, Love & Fitness