Choosing a Future

9 Comments March 19, 2012 in Christian Life, Parenting and Teen Girls

The questions started… right about the first day of Kindergarten. If not earlier.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

And that’s just the start. Parents ask. Grandparents, long-distance relatives and even strangers ask.

When you are young it’s easy to pick something fun (or funny) because you don’t actually have to do it.

A nurse.
A garbage man.
A doctor.
A firefighter.
A cowboy.
A princess.
A teacher.
A “haircutter”.
A road builder.
A race car driver.
A housecleaner.
A wife.
A husband.
A mom.
A dad.
A preacher.
A “cooker”.

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Just about the time you are supposed to know everything, people start asking you questions you just don't have answers to. Like… what are you going to do or be?

By the time you get to high school you may have eliminated all the careers that sound like too much ‘work’. Maybe you also eliminated the ones that require too many years of university. Or too much math!

But as you get closer to high school graduation, that question starts coming up more and more often. And this time no one is expecting you to be cute. They want real answers.

  • What do you want to do or be?
  • How are you going to do that?
  • Who is going to pay for it?

And everyone… literally everyone… seems to think you should take a piece of their advice, good or bad.

How do I choose my future?

With graduation around the corner for many of my readers, I want to take a few weeks to look at some biblical ways to make plans for the future.

Grade 12 is a scary place to be. So many decisions. So many things to learn. And so very many people to please.

I know this is a hard stage. I hope and pray that the next few ‘Teen’ posts will encourage you – give you courage – to pursue your future.

But in the meantime…

What did you want to be when you were knee-high to a grass-hopper?

Go ahead and tell us… even if it’s silly, even if it seems boring. I’d love to hear it!

More posts in this series

Choosing a Future (right here!)
Choosing a Future – Your Personality
Choosing a Future – Your Spiritual Gifts
Choosing a Future – Your Heart
Choosing a Future – Your Abilities

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