Boundless just published an article I wrote on discovering your vocation. It is based on interactions I’ve had with a variety of college students over the years on choosing a major/career path (as well as my own personal journey). The opening:
A hundred years ago young adults did not have anywhere near the mind-boggling and almost debilitating number of options available today. In general, sons took on the line of work of their fathers, and girls adopted whatever domestic, social, and vocational roles their mothers held. It wasn’t so much about “finding your calling” as it was about your calling finding you.
Today, relatively few pursue the line of work of their parents. How might Christians think about the additional freedoms and opportunities afforded by modern life? Is it really entirely up to us to choose our line of work, or can we wait to specifically hear from God on the matter?
In the Bible we see both Moses and David go from being anonymous shepherds to big-time prophet/miracle worker and king, respectively. But they had the advantage of remarkable divine intervention. How many of us would love to have God announce our life work to us audibly from a burning bush? Or have a prophet seek us out with anointing oil, announcing what career to pursue?
Here is the full article if case you are interested.