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What should I do with my life after graduation?

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Question: "What should I do with my life after graduation?"

Answer:
First of all, congratulations! You have seen a course of study through to completion and have received recognition for your work. Throughout the rest of your life, you will find that hard work and finishing what you start will bring success, even if the recognition is not quite as public as it is at graduation. “The desires of the diligent are fully satisfied” (Proverbs 13:4).

If you have graduated from high school, then a big question is whether or not to go to college. While it is possible to land a good job right out of high school, most careers require the further preparation that a higher education provides. When deciding on a career, it is good to consider your God-given abilities and talents, your interests, and the advice of your parents and other trusted counselors. Above all, pray for God’s wisdom (James 1:5) and follow His Word (Psalm 119:105).

If you have graduated from college, then you are most likely seeking to begin your career. As you actively pursue job leads, remember to be patient and trust the Lord to direct you (Proverbs 3:5-6). More important than landing the “dream job” is living as a child of God. Never sacrifice your integrity or Christian testimony for the sake of money, power, or anything else. Whatever you do, do it with all your heart to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Make your first goal to “worship the Lord with gladness” (Psalm 100:2), and “he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).

Recommended Resources: Life Principles for the Graduate: Nine Truths for Living God's Way by Charles Stanley and Logos Bible Software.

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