- May 15, 2015
What you have said is very powerful. I do feel that way. I feel very trapped. I have never wanted to just settle with just anything and just keep doing this until I die. I wouldhave wasted the time God has blessed me with.I see people doing that everyday around me and that's depressing. You feel almost as if well if they have been stuck here for 20 years what makes me think i'm so special. You know when people say that if you want to succeed in life then you need to hang around like-minded people. I believe that to be true now. As here, they more complain instead of trying to be better. And that in itself creates extra stress and with extra stress you mind isnt as creative as it should be. I have realized that my friends are complainers more than doers. I love my friends but i guess i need to learn to drown out the noise and get more in tune with God. Funny thing is they are Christians as well.May I say to you my friend that most of us, (and most will not admit this), live our lives in "chains" not realizing that we had the key to those chains all along!
There is nothing sinister or evil to think that you need to change jobs.
OK.....your job is paying your bills....I got that. May I ask you this...…..did you have a job before you had the one you have now?
You are a "Planner". Then do some planning. Every pay check put some money in a saving account. When you have enough saved that in your mind you can take less pay than you are getting now, you will then have some back up to go out and find another job.
BUT...…...You just might find a new job making more and allowing you to have joy in your life.
I worked 30 years in the same position. The last 10 years I spent planning to leave that job. I went to school, took extra classes, saved money and then cam a day that I was able to do just what I told you...…..leave and find joy and still pay the bills and actually have more of an income than I had.
God can and will do wonderful things for us when we use the key to unlock our chains.
What is that "KEY"????
I believe that it is OBEDIENCE!
With our own hands, and minds we forged the chains that bind us, and we now lack the power to free ourselves from them. We want to do what we want to do and cannot escape. Our only hope lies outside ourselves, in the One who loves us and gave himself up for us.
Jesus Christ, who says, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34). Following Jesus means taking steps forward in what might be called “the obedience of faith”—moving steadily away from our former areas of disobedience and back into the will of God.
Blessing my dear friend!