Don’t be afraid to leave the good for the great

The most difficult decision I ever made was deciding to resign from my job in Nigeria about 8 years ago. My job was okay but I wanted something more. So, when I got an offer in South Africa I had to make the hardest decision of my life. One of the reasons why the decision was hard to make was because of the initial salary of the South African job. It was not that encouraging. I had planned to pay back the salary my employer in Nigeria paid while I was doing my PhD from the salary I would receive in South Africa. However, I made a decision anyway and determined to focus on the future expectations and not the current discomfort. Thankfully, I got a little increase in salary after resigning; in addition, after about six months I was promoted to a position that would have taken me 3 to 4 years to get if I had not resigned. God also gave me the wisdom to pay the Nigeria’s salary back.  Perhaps you are in a similar situation where you don’t know whether to ‘leave or stay.’ First of all, ensure that you have peace about your tough decision. The peace I am referring to, is not one that is defined as the absence of conflict but a confident assurance in any circumstance. As a Child of God, when you are on the right path, God gives you His peace. You want to have that. Apart from peace, it is important for you to consider the impact of the decision on your family and career development. Will the decision make your family stronger and will it help you to make progress in your career, if yes, then don’t be afraid to leave the good for the great because ‘life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.’

“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going and the insight to know when you have gone too far.” ~ Irish Blessing