“Don’t hold on to the old when you’re being led somewhere new. Come out of your comfort zone” – Joel Osteen
Recently, I started a new job. It’s just a part-time job while I finish my last year of school, but I took a huge leap of faith when I quit my old job. Let me explain. I had been working at my last job for 2 years, however, just before I quit, I was feeling very unfulfilled.
It’s no secret I am guided by my Faith in Christ. I knew that my journey in the company was over, and I felt a huge stress ball release from my shoulders when I made the decision to leave. The reason why I said I took a huge leap of faith is because I didn’t have another job lined up. I was at that time jobless. I had some ideas of places that I would want to apply and I had one job application in hand, but I didn’t have anything set. Well, that one application turned out to be my job savior, and I couldn’t have been happier. At the time I applied, interviewed and then got the job, I just knew without a doubt that this job was better for me and I had no regrets leaving my old job behind. Honestly, I was apprehensive about stepping out of my comfort zone, but I felt God was leading me in a different direction. This job would introduce me to new people I could relate to better and a new experience as a leader in the work field. I always like to think that I am working for the Lord rather than people anyway, and that I was led to this place to create impact in either my own life or someone else’s.
I’m a firm believer in my Faith, however; even I fail to forget sometimes that I am NOT alone.
I have been at my job for about two weeks now, but I have been feeling a tremendous amount of anxiety every day that I go in. I really don’t know what to make of it just yet. I can’t tell if it’s just because it’s more complex than what I am used to and it makes me nervous or if it’s because it’s not the place for me. If it’s not, then where is? I’m not a quitter – and if any of you have ever been through something similar, I do not encourage you to quit either. You have to push through the fears in order to learn the lesson. I do feel a bit uneasy with the uncertainty that I feel though when it comes to my place in this job, however; the learning experience that it comes with will be worth it in the end.
Sometimes we are faced with situations that scare us or make us feel really uncomfortable. While I can’t say that it’s easy to overcome right away, I will say that you should always stay in Faith. I plan on sticking this out unless I know without a doubt that I shouldn’t be there. In order to do this, I know that I need to continue to ask the Lord for guidance, lean not on my own understanding but do my very best while I am there and take it all one day at a time. It’s only been two weeks.
Is there anything you face today that is pushing you out of your comfort zone? What are you doing to help get yourself through it? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Until next time,