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By Bluefield College | October 1, 2015 | RSS
When going to college, some students don’t tend to think about what they are passionate about. They normally think about what job would make them the most money and they work toward that position. Is that something that they are passionate about? Perhaps so. However, for the ones who are only in a position for the money, they will ultimately struggle because they will grow bitter over the daily grind of their job duties over time, or find little intrinsic value in the work they complete.
Most professors at Christian colleges understand their personal callings. These professors understand their place as servants of Christ, and understand the impact they can have on young lives. They take the spiritual and academic development of their students personally, and go out of their way to help shape the passions of young minds. They will work with you until you find exactly what it is that God wants you to do, whether that calling revolves around music, art, medical studies, education, or something entirely different.
There have been many times where I have sat in the classroom and thought about how I am not meant to be an Education Major or an Art Major. My course of academic study was not entirely determined on my own though. The core Christian courses I took ultimately helped me narrow my field of vision and find what I was truly passionate about. Your professors and the core curriculum they teach will also help you decide on what your passion is. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” With that being said, your professors will help you find the path you are looking for and then God will do the rest. Your job is something special. It is something that will bring you joy, help you support a family, and ultimately allow you to tithe and support your community.
As a child you had dreams; dreams that you would one day grow up to serve others as a Pediatric Physician, or travel the world as a missionary. Maybe you dreamed of touring the United States as a musician, or sharing the love of Christ with others as a pastor. As you have grown and developed, I am sure that those dreams have become clearer to you. Bring those dreams with you to a place where they can be nurtured and developed. On a Christian campus you will find like-minded friends who will pray for you, and mentors who will help you develop and refine you dreams. By the time you graduate, you will find that your professors, mentors, and peers have turned your dreams into a passion and calling. With their aid, you should leave knowing the calling that God placed on your heart with confidence that He will be ‘an ever-present help in trouble’ (Psalm 46:1) as you enter the world.
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