Stifled, uninspired and unmotivated were a few adjectives to describe how I felt at my job. I tried soo many times to abort the season I was in but I knew I couldn’t enter another season prematurely. Every week, I applied to so many different jobs and I received rejection after rejection. I was mad, discouraged and was wondering why God. I remember hearing various sermons and reading devotionals about trusting God’s timing and that there was a season for everything. That night I wrote in my journal, okay God I get it, not yet (aka this is trash but I have to TRUST you). Once I started to hear what God was telling me in that season, I started to feel a shift in my perspective. I began asking God what he wanted me to learn. He revealed that He was building character in me, pruning me and preparing me for the next season ahead.
On paper it didn’t make sense why I was at my job, I was overqualified and underpaid. However, I further developed some skills that were not necessarily a part of my job title such as humility, project management and how to run a business. Further, God graced me with an amazing work environment and a great boss. This was soooo important to me since I was dealing with so many other stressors in my life.
I agree, that some seasons are self imposed and all God is requiring of you is to take a leap of faith. However, there are some seasons where it’s God imposed and there is a lesson to be learned.
So if you’re in a season where you feel suffocated by your job, you should ask yourself a few questions:
- Is this self imposed or God imposed?
- What lesson can I learn from this season?
- How can I be content as I wait on God?
Trust the journey!
Date: July, 15, 2020