Do you still remember the day you received your welcome letter saying “Congratulations! You are now hired!” or perhaps a handshake from your HR welcoming you to their team? These are priceless moments worth keeping. As time goes by, you begin to work independently and received regular pays, bonus pays, rewards, etc. Then suddenly one day, you get knocked off with stress, irritated with policies, bumped into difficult to understand people, burned out with responsibilities; or if you were a hard worker, you might have been offered a promotion, a business opportunity, or a higher pay for a different company.
We have to admit that the business industry is growing. There are aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere! Because of this upward trend, they demand a workforce who can work for them. So, what if this demand calls your attention today?
Many of us are driven by our emotions. When we receive a bonus, we are motivated to work harder. When we see that our kids have finished college, we feel happy. When we get reprimanded, we feel depressed. When we see a downward change, we feel disappointed. The truth is, there will be happy and unhappy moments. If we let our emotions become that basis of our decision, we will go back to the same cycle and our career will become a curse of changing jobs from time to time.
So, how will you decide?
- Weigh the Pros and Cons – Talk to people. A large quantity of influential people can help you in decision making. They can guide you based on their experiences and they can recommend suggestions. You can also make a self-research and assessment. Seek for guidance and listen closely. The idea is seeing the long term effect of your decision through this wisdom that you have. Proverbs 11:14 ESV “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
- Have the Passion – Your passion for work is the most important, but crucial part of your career. You have to put your heart and dedication in doing your job because this is the starting point of your success. Promotion, salaries, bonus pays, and rewards will come out naturally as a byproduct of your passion. Dig into seeking the real reason why you are working. There is something bigger than money that you have to discover. Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
- Trust God – When we step into a promotion, our responsibilities increase. When we transfer to another job, we are entering another dungeon of the unknown. When we change our career, we have to learn new things again. There will be a bridge of unknown things that we have to pass through. When you take a leap of faith, remember to trust God and not in your own understanding because there will be a point in your life that you will never understand. Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
- Move Forward – While many of us are bound by our past experience as great teachers, it should not take control of our present and our future. Isaiah 43:18 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.”
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” – Colossians 3:23