#4. You know it is time to leave your job or ministry when your passion for it is gone. You cannot lead without passion. You might be able to get away with it for a season, but long term you can't. Please note: the lack of passion may have little to do with your job. More than a few people have switched jobs only to discover the lack of passion is a personal issue, not a case of being in the wrong job. You might need to stick where you are and work through the tough issues. Or you might need to go see a counselor. I have done that myself, it does help. But if you have carefully examined your personal growth and issues and still do not have passion at work or in your ministry, it could be a sign that it is time to move on.
#5. The fifth sign is: Your vision has vaporized.The most inspiring leaders are visionaries. If you no longer have a clear and compelling vision-or your vision is greater in another area you are currently not serving in-it is a sign that it might be time to move on. Like a lack of passion, a lack of vision might actually be a sign you need to work through some significant personal growth; a job change might make the situation worse if it is a personal malaise you are in. But if you are in a generally healthy space, it might be a sign it is time to move on.
Whatever decision you choose to make regarding leaving a job or a ministry, make sure you are leaving for the right reason. My Mom had a saying: "Be careful how you close the door behind you, you just may have to come back home one day." The way that you leave your job or ministry is extremely important. Make sure you make the effort to leave in peace. Do not hold grudges or be bitter. Forgive anyone that needs to be forgiven, especially if that individual has made your workplace or ministry a difficult one. Let go of personal offenses and move on.
I just want to add an additional thought regarding changing jobs or leaving a ministry behind to pursue other interest. The Bible says: "and if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?"( Luke 16:12 KJV.) Again, make sure you are leaving for the right reasons. Examine your heart and your motives. Have you been serving in your position faithfully and dutifully? Has your attitude helped or hindered your present situation? Were the people whom you served blessed by your work and your presence? Would your boss or leader have an easy or difficult time filling out a recommendation for your next job?
Whatever job or ministry that we involve ourselves in, we must always work heartily and joyfully as unto the Lord. Promotions do not come from the north, south, east, or west, they come form the hand of the Lord. And though some may not indicate that they made a move because the Lord told them to, the bottom line is; if God is displeased with the decision you made without Him, it will usually not turn out for your betterment. Therefore, keep as a reference the 5 signs listed above, but always remember, the Lord knows what you have need of even before you ask or ignore Him. LOL.
Have a Blessed Evening. Stay warm and out of the bad weather.
And definitely: "Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers