The first stage involves God sending a Word
Navigating a change of career requires a lot of thinking to move forward. However Christians have another input into the process, which is to recognize when God speaks. The Parable of the Sower says that God sends seeds in the form of words, and they can only start to grow when Christians listen to Him.
Sometimes God leads changes in career by giving clear guidance on which role to choose next. In other cases God gives Christians wisdom to choose the next course of action. The important part is finding God in the situation and then placing what He says at the very center of the decision. The factors that may have determined which option you choose next may change when you factor in the direction that God is leading you in.
The next stage in the life of a seed is when it develops roots
It is easy to spot external changes in career, like a change in business or a change in job title. However, the Parable of the Sower says that God’s seed needs to take root and grow inside a person first before any real change is visible on the outside. As a result, it makes sense to focus on making small internal changes everyday in order to eventually make major changes to your external world.