Promotion is not always the Solution

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I have been reflecting these past few days about how straightforward my view of life has been. First, it was attend this college, so that I could become a veterinarian. Well, chemistry and I just could not make it work. So, I had to actually consider other career options.

Since I was no longer going to be able to be a vet, I changed my mind about wanting to have my own practice, to just getting a job and staying there.

Ha!

Move up in the company, stay diligent, and so forth. Just one problem, company politics. I do not know how to play the game. I naively thought that if you were a hard worker, that you would naturally move up. I envisioned myself becoming a supervisor and maybe one day becoming a manager. I wanted to be someone that by paper, seemed very important.

Here’s the thing though. Is it worth it? Some will say the money would make it worthwhile. If money is all you care about, then you would be making an idol out of money, and the Lord told us to do no such things. Is the stress worth it? The isolation, the responsibilities, or the extra workload with no real downtime?

As a mother and as a wife, I no longer see a promotion as being the solution. Chasing a title or money does not equate to happiness, and sometime, the Lord wants us to stay in our current situation. He does not do this to harm us, but to show us something, to teach us. I have found that while the one late night that I work is kind of sucky, my current position works. When I am off of work, I am off of work. Moving towards a supervisor role or any other leadership role would cause me to never be completely off of work, and, for me that is unacceptable. Giving my all to a company that views me as replaceable, does not help my well-being, nor would it help the company in the long run.

If I were you, I would take some time to just sit in God’s presence, and ask Him what your next moves should be. Ask Him if a certain role is for you or if He wants you to hang tight in your current role a little while longer. I know for me, the Lord has called for me to make the transition from being an employee to being an entrepreneur. Pray on it, fast on it, and seek Him in all that you do.

Have a blessed day.

 

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