What should I do when I leave school?

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I'm not sure it really matters that much...

Does the perfect job exist?

An Australian politician recently said that Gen Y needs to be less choosy about what they do when they leave school.

The Labor party minister, Mr Mark Arbib said "I'm not saying we should tell young people not to dream and strive and have ambition - society thrives on that,", but "in the current climate" there are less jobs around, and the 'perfect' job may not even exist.

What will you do?

But what about you? Have you got big dreams for your future? What job do you think God wants you to do? Do you think God wants you to be a plumber, a painter or a professor?

Well in some ways, I don't think it really matters that much to God. Sure, you need to think about your future, but in reality God is much more concerned with WHO you are & HOW you act after you leave school, not WHAT job you do.

What does the Bible say about careers?

The Bible rarely talks about what career you should take. What I mean is, it doesn't say much about what career people should go in to, and there may be no clear signs that you should take one job or career over another (hey, you're Gen Y - you'll have about 10 careers anyway).

However, the Bible is very concerned with who you are. That is, no matter what you do, God wants you to become a certain type of person. He wants you to become like Jesus, he wants you to love other people, and he wants you to be humble, honest, loving, and growing in your relationship with him daily.

Paul sums up this idea nicely in Colossians 3:23 - "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men."

What are you going to do when you leave school? A good answer might be "I'm going to live for Jesus".

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  • user


    Hey, there is nothing like THE perfect job!
    Whatever you choose to do, do it well, building the community, for the glory of God.

    • user


      Totally agree, any work will do as long as you know and love Jesus, thats the most important in the end.