The book of Nehemiah has some great insights about Nehemiah’s career transition that may be helpful to us today. The fourth and final phase of Nehemiah’s career transition was pursuit.
Nehemiah had prayed and prepared for God’s favor, yet when the king asked Nehemiah why he looked sad, Nehemiah needed to decide between being courageous and pursuing his dream or squandering his opportunity.
In Nehemiah 2:2-3 we read, “…Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, …“Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?”
If you’ve found your passion, prayed, and prepared for a career transition, it may be time to muster up the courage to pursue the opportunity.