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How do you know when it is time to move on?

In the past, I have found it difficult to explain to others my reasons for leaving one job and taking another. I tend to over-spiritualize — and thus trivialize — the long decision-making process: "I sense God is moving me on; God is opening (or shutting) all the doors." I've often framed God's will as a "sense of peace." I find it difficult to explain in a few sentences what may have taken years of self-discovery and wrestling with God to form in my soul.

That is certainly true at present, for I am moving on from my position as editor of Church Leaders Online and as executive editor of PreachingToday.com. This is my final devotional as editor of this bi-weekly listserv.

About three-and-a-half years ago, I attended the Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois; the church is about 30 minutes from my work. I attended the Summit as a journalist, back when I was on staff at Leadership Journal, a sister publication ...

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