(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED ON GodfirstGodalways)
Hi. I graduated this semester with a degree in Visual arts and psychology but I don’t know what to do next. I don’t know if God is leading me somewhere else. I can’t really get a job with these degrees.. I kind of want to go into biomedical engineering but I’m not up for another BA. What do you think I should do? Should I take a year off or go into art therapy? I feel lost…
Congratulations for graduating! 🙂 I can totally relate. Art was my first passion. I’m so passionate about health too. School was never for me though and I knew that for so long but denied it.
If you already know without a doubt that you don’t want to go back to school, then save yourself from disappointments by being true to yourself. Can you say you are more passionate about God on top of all this confusion? Or if not, is your relationship with Him something you know you could put a little more work into? Honestly if I were you, I would get a job anywhere (part-time or full, if you aren’t already doing some kind of work), and I would take this whole year to focus more on my relationship with God. You will learn so much about yourself by getting to know Christ first. THREE things will happen. 1, you will love Him so much and will want to be more like Him, striving to have His traits and characteristics… 2, you will attract like-minded people who will have an influence on you, not just people who are already into what you’re into, but faithful and genuine company who can connect you with others to help you see your potential. 3, as you mature in faith, you will get better at discerning where God is leading you, therefore you’ll be more confident knowing what your purpose is.
If you’re feeling lost, a year of self-development in light of God’s guidance is the best advice I can give you. And towards the year ending, if you’re confident about going back to school then do so, if you believe you can still fulfill God’s purpose for you without going back to school, then be blessed with all the faith you will have. He knows all the desires of your heart whether or not you struggle to express them, so abide in Him because He knows how you will attain them. To me taking a year off is worth it because even if you still hadn’t made a confident decision regarding work within that year, you would still be closer to the wiser decision that’s going to make a difference than if you were to impulsively get busy with anything where you’ll lack direction. I am praying that you will grow with creativity using what talents and abilities God has already given you to further His Kingdom, and that you will find motivation in your testimony. God bless you!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 32:19 great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways.tumblr.com)