It is not an easy decision or a situation one wants to find oneself in – leaving active ministry. In addition to the pending loss of income, there is the tasks involved with job seeking. You have skills that are transferable. You may have interests that can translate to another career path. Here is a map to help you at the beginning of your quest.
The earlier you can start planning and taking the steps needed to obtain the credentials is best. These tasks are forward looking. You are taking action to construct your future. When you feel like you are standing at the edge of a cliff, this will remind you that the first step is not a perilous drop into the canyon of the unknown.
Ask the assistance of the Spirit as you start. With the Spirit is your guide, go with your first instinct when taking the assessments. Answer questions quickly. Do not ponder over them. When you see the results, prayerfully read them over. Be open to leadings and promptings. There are online resources available.
The following link is to a site sponsored by the federal Department of Labor. The jargon can be a bit confusing because it the standardized codes and language are used to generate labor statistics. Once you get the feel of the form of the information presented, you will find it useful in clarifying your options. Try not to get lost in search the site. The site has tools for later steps in the transitioning process. Focus your energy on the initial steps of the process. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
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Via con dios.
“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” — R Dass