Transitions are a normal part of life. From the day we are born, we enter a life full of transitions. In our early years, there are transition markers or events that help us successfully move from one season of life into another like childhood into adolescence or college into a career or marriage into parenting. But what happens when we enter this broad world of adulthood? We can easily forget that life change is normal, even in the work place.Embrace transition as a normal part of life and know that God has a purpose and plan for you. Click To Tweet
Here are ten signs you may need to make a life change in your work.
1. You are physically and emotionally unable to continue in your current role.
2. You are no longer motivated in your place of leadership and work.
3. You are no longer challenged to learn new skills or grow through networking in your field.
4. You find yourself hanging on primarily for financial reasons or for that retirement date which is a decade or longer away.
5. You no longer have a clear and compelling vision for the future.
6. Your organization is drifting because you are drifting.
7. You are too tired to change and want to hold onto things the way they are now.
8. Your family wants you to make a change.
9. You find yourself longing for the past rather than hopeful for the future.
10. You have forgotten that your work is really about the purpose of Christ lived out in you and through you.We can easily forget that life change is normal, even in the work place. Click To Tweet
If these describe you, have the courage to begin a healthy transition. Here are five actions you can take now:
1. Pray for God to give you direction both for you and for the organization you lead.
2. Share with your spouse and ask them to pray. Discuss this openly with them.
3. Share with one or two other close friends so they can join you in prayer and help you navigate this time of transition.
4. Begin the process of looking at other options that allow you to use your gifts, passions, and experiences to live on purpose and on mission.
5. Begin the process of developing a transition plan and the hand-off of your organization and your work.
Embrace transition as a normal part of life and know that God has a purpose and plan for you all the days of your life.
What other reasons do you see that indicate a life change is needed?
“I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6