“So, what’s your major?”
This question was one of the most stressful questions I was ever asked during college. I was not a person who had my career planned out when I was four. Unluckily for me, I was asked this question time and time again, and each time was just as stressful as the last. I didn’t know what I wanted to major in. It changed week to week, and my response was
As a girl (at least attempting to be) lead by faith, there was an even greater pressure when picking a major. I wanted the major to be one that led to a job I was passionate about. I wanted it to to glorify God and I wanted to make a difference. That’s a lot to think about when debating between a business degree or an education degree.
So what does the Bible say about choosing a major?
While Jesus was preaching the Sermon on the Mount, he never said a business degree should be chosen over one in economics, english or math. However, the Bible does have a lot to say about making important decisions and it can be summed up into one word.
Psalm 32:8 ~ I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Jeremiah 17:7 ~ Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
God is calling us to put our trust in him, and he will guide us towards where we need to be. Spend intentional time reading God’s word. Spend time in prayer. If you have not started your devotional life, I strongly recommend doing so. In your time spent in prayer, pray for wisdom, for discernment, for guidance. For we know that we may only knock, and the door will be opened for us.
And finally, listen. It took a good four months of prayer and listening before I truly felt secure in my college major choice. God’s plans for you are good, they are holy, and they will not be against you.