Less than a year ago, I was unsatisfied with my job. I couldn’t pinpoint exactly WHY I was unsatisfied, but I decided to search for a new gig. Before I could throw my hat in the ring, an opportunity came my way and it wasn’t long before I had an awesome job offer in my hand. The offer was everything
I thought I wanted. After considering all the pros and cons, every angle leaned towards YES. But I turned it down.
The employer didn’t expect me to turn it down so they sweetened the deal. I considered the new offer for another day or two, then turned it down again. At the time, I couldn’t explain WHY it didn’t feel right, but my spirit said NO so I listened. Most people were surprised about my choice. But my closest friends understood and I had no regrets.
Lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
Walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
I embraced those scriptures and prayed about the things that kept me up at night.
As the months progressed, more things happened to confirm the spiritual warning. Recently, the message was made loud and clear. Once I realized it, I sat in my office and cried. Now, I have NO doubt that I’m exactly where I need to be.
I’ve always enjoyed my career, but the breakthrough isn’t about work at all. As weird as this may sound, my professional responsibilities and work environment are helping me personally and in ways that I never would have imagined. I praise and thank Him for the warning, discernment, and obedience.
In hindsight, I’ve spent the last two years fighting something external and insignificant when God was trying to fix something internal and way more important. He has also shown me (yet again) what my grandmother used to tell me all the time – when you don’t know what to do, just be still. (Psalm 46:10)