I put myself out there.  I’m going for something that others would advise against.  Some have told me that it might not suit me.  But they’re holding me up to someone else’s standards.  Someone else’s actions.  Someone whose actions were often questioned.  Someone who was often at odds with those in leadership positions.  When asked if I thought I could do the job, I said there are always opportunities for improving the way the job is done.  There are ways to be kinder to people.  Am I up for the task?  Oh.  If chosen, I’ll find out.  Will there be more stress?  More deadlines?  More people to please?  Absolutely.

I read a quote this week.  Making a big life change is pretty scary.  But you know what’s even scarier?  Regret. Toby Mac said that.  And I believe it.  I agree.

So.  We’ll see what happens.  Nothing may change.  But then.  Everything may change.

Some have said they thought I could do it. But in the next breath, they mention their concerns. Red flags? Warnings?  I appreciate their kindness.  I really do.

I’m not a big risk taker, but sometimes change is good. There’s only one way to find out if the change is good. And that’s by changing.

Just because you’ve had the same routine for awhile doesn’t mean you have to stay in that old rut.

Who knows what the future holds. Time will tell. I need to keep my options open.

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.  Proverbs 16:9

Intuition.  Gut feeling.  That’s a thing.  It really is.  I’m reading the book “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker.  He says.  Your intuition is always right.  Heed its advice.  If something feels wrong, don’t do it.  Avoid it.  Turn the other way.

So that’s what I did.  All along, my gut was telling me one thing.  Don’t.  Beware.  Think this thing through.  The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.  My mind was saying what I wanted to hear.  Go for it.  Do it.  You never know unless you try it.

Advice from those who know you is not to be taken lightly.  Listen to their words.  Their concerns.  Sometimes the words fit.  Other times they don’t.  There is a saying.  You will have well-meaning people give you well-meaning advice that still is not good for you.  Just a reminder you don’t have to take it.  But there are times when it’s good to listen.  Really listen to the words that are being said.  and to listen to the words that aren’t being said.

Prayer is an amazing gift.  It’s free.  So I talked to God about the situation.  I asked him to give me clarity about what was the path for me to take.  Once I walked out of that meeting, I knew.  Oh.  I knew before I ever left the meeting.  The information presented to me was enough to stop the second guessing.  I knew the path I should take.

So I took it.

The right decision is liberating.  It’s peaceful.  It’s the right thing to do.

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