Have you just finished school? Are you studying and still trying to figure out what it is that you really want to do? Are you heading down a direction that you’re not sure is the right career path for you?

Well, my first question to you is; have you asked God what He wants you to do with your life? As we walk through life we are constantly searching for purpose; sometimes it can feel as if we are just wandering around aimlessly and purposelessly.

Please know that God has specifically designed you on purpose, with purpose and for purpose. The reason that you feel the need to find out ‘what your purpose is,’ is because that is what He made you for; He made you for His purpose.

How do you find out what that purpose is? The first step that you need to take when trying to decide whether your career path is the right one for you or not is for you to identify what is the number one priority in your life. Is it school? Maybe it’s your family or your friends? Or is your first priority God?

In Matthew 6 verse 25, 26, it says:

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 32 For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 

This scripture gives us the answer that we need for life and for finding a career – seek Him FIRST and ALL these things will be added to you! How do you do that? Well, you spend time with God; you set aside intentional time that you spend with Him and with only Him.

What does this look like?

  • Set aside 30 minutes in the morning to read the Bible and speak to God.
  • Pray in the car when you drive to work or to school.
  • Think about what you have read in the Word.
  • Listen to your pastors Sunday’s message again.
  • Listen to songs that have words of life in them.

You are not alone in this – the Holy Spirit is right there, with you, to help you. It is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) – Holy Spirit – will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. (John 16:7).

It is through this living relationship with God that you will begin to develop a listening ear to hear the Holy Spirit and you will begin to discern what His will is in your life and in your career.

Do you want to read further?

  • Deuteronomy 12:5-12
  • Romans 8
  • Hebrews 11