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Is it time for a new job?

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Gyebale ko royal turban! Yoga heir in CHRIST! Be kind, good, honest and rely on GOD at all times (Hosea 12:7). CHRIST is your Eben-Ezer (stone of help). Be at peace, and go without regrets where GOD leads you. Remember that an expert is not necessarily a teacher, that an investor is not an entrepreneur, and that not every manager is a leader.

" Search me, GOD, and know my heart ; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." (Psalm 139: 23 - 24, NIV)
" Experience is not the best teacher, evaluated experience is!" John C. Maxwell, 15 Invuable Laws of Growth.

A. Speak with GOD (substance before form)

  • For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. (Psalm 36:9, NIV)

  • "Search me, GOD, and know my heart ; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." (Psalm 139: 23 - 24, NIV)

  • Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

If you've read the series 7 tips to turn your unemployment into preparation, you know how important it is to talk with the HOLY SPIRIT and have a personal time of reflection before looking for a job, signing a contract of employment, accepting a promotion or changing employer. We know in part, and we prophesy in part (1 Corinthians 13:9). You only know part of the battles, challenges, opportunities and responsibilities you'll face tomorrow. Taking the time to talk with GOD is not an option, if you want to fulfill your destiny, spare yourself unnecessary battles, the blessing that is followed by no sorrow (don't confuse sorrow with adversity) 🙂 You have to pray, but the goal isn't to pray for hours on end. It's more about having quality time with Him, listening to what He's saying, and observing what He's drawing your attention to. Sometimes GOD will answer you directly, by asking you a question, drawing your attention to a verse, a message, a book, a testimony, or a situation.

B. Ask yourself the right questions (the what and the why)

🙂 This exercise may seem time-consuming when you're doing it for the first time. But, believe me, it's worth it. The hardest part is not asking yourself the questions below, but being patient enough to receive feedback from the HOLY SPIRIT. It's in your interest to know what he thinks of your answers. Then you'll know what you need to work on, improve, challenge, or focus on. If the objective was only to find out whether or not it's time to look for a new job, I'd have contented myself with telling you to pray. The real goal is to be a better person, doing the right things, in the right place, at the right time, and for the right reasons. You can't become a better person if you don't know what to correct, improve or give up.

List, in order of priority or importance, the reasons why you chose your current position. List, in order of priority or importance, the reasons why you aspire or could aspire to a new job.

  • Were it the missions, the opportunities for development, the manager, the team, the remuneration (salary, bonuses, company savings plan), the benefits, the travel time, the location, the working hours, the working conditions (arduousness, comfort, safety, exposure)?

  • Why are you in your current position?

  • Did GOD give you a specific word or recommendation at the end of your studies or when you took up your current position?

  • Did the HOLY SPIRIT call your attention to a particular element of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) when you took up your post? If so, are you demonstrating it?

  • What qualities and skills have you particularly developed or acquired since taking up this position?

  • Do you feel that what you're doing is pointless, inconsistent or too routine?

  • Do you feel you have nothing more to contribute to your current position?

  • Is your salary low or do you manage your finances badly? Is your salary below market (diploma, experience, region) or below your company's pay scale? 🙂 Salary isn't the most important thing, but let's not be hypocritical and pretend it's not important.

  • Aside from a good salary, what kind of job would you like to do? Are you qualified for this job? Are you a beginner? Are you an expert or in the process of becoming one?

  • How do you see your professional career in 5 or 10 years' time? What skills would you like to acquire or develop? In which area do you want to be a reference? Are you planning to set up your own company? Your own consulting firm?

  • Let's assume that your current remuneration and professional relationships are at the best they can be. Could you project yourself into the company?

  • If you were to resign, how long would your notice period be?

  • If you had to resign, when would be the best time?

  • Has a redundancy plan been announced, or is it being implemented? Don't wait until you receive a letter to ask yourself the right questions. What will you do if your job is eliminated? What are the regulations in your country on redundancies and contractual severance?

  • Is there one or more through whom the enemy is tempting you, attacking you, or sending you propositions?

  • Have you witnessed or been the victim of inappropriate behavior? Did you report it?

  • Are you bitter towards the company / your managers / your colleagues / your subordinates? If so, you should get rid of this sentiment before considering resigning. Otherwise, bitterness will distort your judgment. If you must leave, then do so with peace of mind and in the right way.

  • Have you prayed for people GOD has asked of you? Are you praying for those GOD asks you? Do you have a testimony (outward or inward) that your prayer has been answered?

  • Where are you in your job and personal goals?

  • Do you have the testimony of having been a witness, a model, a channel of encouragement, or good advice for someone?

  • Have you helped someone acquire or develop skills?

  • Are your team members autonomous, or do they constantly need to come back to you?

  • Do they make suggestions or just carry out your orders?

** Gyebale ko = Good morning in luganda / ganda, (Uganda)

** Yoga = Good morning in adhola / jopadhola / Ludama (Uganda)



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