Can You Really Change Your Life?
Dear Selfless Esteem,
What should you do if you wish to quit your job and travel, but you’re scared to give your property up?
It seems you chose that fictitious name because you feel like a stationary blob. And so, you’d like to travel, but you’re scared to give up your stability. Please read on for suggestions as you consider changing your life. 💡
Here are a few examples of what you’d need to know. What would traveling and living expenses cost? What can you afford to do? What are the pros and cons? The more information you gather, the more of an informed decision you can make.
Consult with Others.
Feeling like a blob might influence your decision. For this reason, seek opinions from people you trust, such as a parent, a financial advisor, or anyone, who can analyze the details and give an objective opinion of whether traveling would be worth sacrificing your property and job.
Furthermore, you may want to discuss it with people, who would be affected by your decision, such as a significant other. A competent therapist can help by facilitating this discussion and any related sensitive topics. (See the post, “What Is Wise Counsel and Good Therapy? and “Why You Need a Therapist ASAP.”)
Consider Every Option.
Is there a way you could simultaneously travel and make a living? Are there any careers, which include travel, such as working for an airline or writing a profitable travel blog?
If not, think of alternatives. Would you have to completely quit your job? Would asking your employer for time off be a possibility?
Additionally, research how others have navigated a similar life change. And would that method work for you?
Pray About It.
“Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.”
In other words, if God isn’t involved, the outcome will be futile. (For a more detailed explanation of Psalm 127:1, see gotquestions.org.) He is almighty (Revelation 1:8), omniscient (Psalm 147:5), and trustworthy (1 Corinthians 1:9).
Not only that, God created you (Psalm 139:14) and He loves you more than you know (Ephesians 3:19). (For more information about God and His love, see the posts, “Why Selfless Esteem Is Better Than Self-Esteem,” and “The Real Truth About God.”) Thus, He wants what’s best for you.
For these reasons, ask God for wisdom about which choice to make. (For more details about prayer, see the post, and “How To Pray in 5 Simple Steps.”)
“Do any of you need wisdom?
Ask God for it.
He is generous and enjoys giving to everyone.
So He will give you wisdom.”
James 1:5 ERV
Even if it’s God’s will for you to quit your job and travel, you’d still have to ask for wisdom to discern the right timing. This requires patience as well as trust in God, knowing that His timing is perfect (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
In closing, can you really change your life? Of all the suggestions mentioned, asking God’s guidance is the most important of all because He’s able to answer that question. “This is our God forever and ever. He will lead us from now to the end of time!” (Psalm 48:14ERV). 🌟
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