Since I finished school in 1989 (yes, I’m that old), and before starting my own business, I have worked for 4 organisations.  I worked for a major bank, a telecommunications company and two different church denominations.  In most of those organisations, I held multiple roles and had the privilege of working with, and for, some great people.

As I reflect upon my career, I can honestly say that I loved each of the jobs that I had.  There may have been aspects of these roles that I didn’t enjoy, or that didn’t match my skills, but overall, they were positive experiences that taught me a lot and prepared me for where I am today.

But if I genuinely loved them, why did I move on?

There’s an obvious answer.  I had an offer too tempting to refuse, family reasons, an incompatibility with long-term values.

And there’s a less obvious answer.

If I had stayed too long, I would have plateaued.

I would have become too comfortable.

I would never have been prepared for what God had in store for me today and in the future.

I hope that you love your job, I really do.

We spend too much time at work to be wasting it doing something we don’t enjoy with people we can’t stand to be around.

But just because you love your job, it doesn’t mean that you have to stay there forever.