Recently I posted about how we need to let go of our calendar lives and wait on God’s timing to know what the future holds. However, there are some things you can do while you’re waiting for God to show you what’s next. Here’s a simple list of things a young adult can do to figure out what’s next:
- If college is starting, and you still don’t have a major in mind, pick something broad and practical. I would choose business, communication, or some field that offers many jobs.
- Pick and choose which majors you know you don’t like. This can help weed out some options and make you focused on the appealing majors.
- Try new hobbies and activities. If you’re unsure if you’d like to be a teacher, ask a Sunday school teacher at church if you could teach a children’s class for a week or two. If you may want to be a missionary, go on a short-term mission’s trip with your youth group. Get creative and eliminate some more options.
- Ask adults with experience in majors you’re interested in. If you’re interested in coaching, ask your high school football coach about his college career. If you’re interested in running a daycare, talk to a local daycare owner about it. The adults in your life will be flattered that you’re asking them questions.
- Pray. AND NEVER STOP PRAYING. It may feel hopeless at times. It may feel like you’ll never know what to do. Don’t give up! Keep praying. Ask for God’s will to be done. Ask Him what your calling is. Simply pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
I hope this list helps you if you’re unsure what college choices you should make. (And Step 5 applies to everyone.) Praying is key to letting go of the calendar life, and filling it up with productive activities can also help.
Keep your options open, and be willing to try new things! You never know what God has in store for you (but in my case, I really hope it doesn’t involve needles. :))