So, back in December I began working as an administrative assistant for the Career Development department at Biola University. Our whole department is taking turns writing blogs for our website and today my post went up. Check it out!
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A big question many ask is, “What am I to do with my life?” For Christians the question becomes “What is God calling me to do with my life?” Here’s some advice:
- View your career through the lens of the Kingdom of God: Paul was a tent maker by trade and that was part of His call from the Lord. Let your life reflect the Lord, whether in a church or a cubicle.
- It’s not all about money: Paying bills (i.e. school loans) is a good thing, but also consider career paths that could be enjoyable for you.
- God created you with specific gifts and abilities: Know yourself. Take time to discover your strengths.
- What specifically is God calling you to: This will involve saying yes to some opportunities and no to others.
- Your career matters to God: He cares about all of you – job included.
As you explore your calling, talk to God about it. This may be a helpful prayer:
God created me to do Him some definite service; He committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for nothing. I shall do good, I shall do His work. Therefore, I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am. I cannot be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I’m in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me – still He knows what He is about.
– Cardinal Newman
For more information, read source article: Relevant magazine 1/20/2011