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Why I Left My Full-time Job

As of today, I’m no longer working full-time at EnergyCAP. I’ve moved to part-time status to make room for growing Chris Heinz Co. and the Christian Life Calling Institute. I’m grateful for my history and excited about the future.

Five years ago almost to the day, I posted this on Facebook:

It was an opportunity to shift my career from software marketing to personal development. Like new steps, I didn’t know how it would go, but I knew that personal development was the kind of work I wanted to do. “Human Resources” would be the means.

It has been a wonderful five years, but now it’s time for another step in the journey, moving to part-time. I can’t account exactly for how I will spend my new time and I don’t have answers to all my questions, but this I know…

Not having all the answers is okay if you’re moving in the right direction.

I think that’s what a faithful life is all about. If we had all the plans and all the answers, where would the faith come in? But at the same time, I don’t think faith is all about blind risks and incoherent decisions either.

I’m aiming for an informed faith, which is where moving in the right direction comes in.

You live and learn, then you make decisions based on what you see. You learn what lights you up, what gifts you have that make a difference, what type of people you keep on helping. You find your place of service in the world by getting out and trying stuff.

It’s nothing you can read in books or receive by laying on of hands. You must step into the world, get your hands dirty, and feel the deep purpose for yourself. And when you find that bit of supernatural purpose, you’re meant to hold it in your heart and not forget what it felt like when heaven touched earth, and you wanted it to last forever.

Because it will become a standard against which you will measure future work.

You will find yourself craving more meaningful work and sense a new season on the horizon, and while you are grateful for what has been, you can’t help but dream what will be, when you can return to the way you felt with soil on your hands and sweat on your brow—the world was dirty—and it was good when heaven-touched-earth.

So today I make this change. It won’t be the last time I make a change, but it’s the change I’m making now. Thank you to everyone who helped me get here.

As part of this new season, we started the Life Calling Today podcast.

On the show, we help listeners to take their next brave step into their calling. There will be solo shows and guest interviews full of questions and stories. We hope you’ll listen and subscribe; see the blog side bar for subscription options.

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