What is your purpose? What are you doing with your life? Are you in the right career path? Is this what God wants you to do? Figuring out what you’re supposed to do, or even want to do with your life can be a struggle. Especially if you’re an 18,19,20 year old. You may decide you love helping people so you choose nursing, but then sophomore year comes around and you realize science isn’t your strong suit. You decide you want to change your major to something with less science courses. That’s okay. Coming from the girl who came into college as a pre-vet major, then switched to nursing, then pre-med. It’s okay to be unsure at first. I would also strongly encourage you to listen to yourself and go after what you want, not what other people want for you.
This is the problem I had, and it is one of the main reasons I changed my major so much. Reading that you’re probably thinking, “what makes you qualified to talk about what to do in life, if you didn’t know yourself?” Well, that’s a valid question-my answer is this. I’m not. I will tell you this though, I listened to what other people thought was good for me instead of what God, and myself know is best for me. All I’m saying is listen to yourself and God. You don’t have to be qualified in anything to know what you’re passionate about or what you like. I know deep down I like science and writing, but not enough to become a doctor or nurse. That is what I felt other people wanted for me, not what I wanted for myself. Do what is going to make you happy in the end.
College is the time where you’re beginning to figure out what you really like and who you really are. God works in so many areas of your life while you’re in college, and the good thing is, He knows what He is doing. God never leads you in the wrong direction. I will tell you now, if you feel a tugging at your heart telling you that you should change your major, do it (though I recommend at least talking to your advisor/counselor before). Take that leap of faith. Trust in the plans God has laid out for your life. This is also the perfect time to say that just because you experience a setback whether you fail a class, retake a class, take a semester off, that doesn’t mean you wont achieve your dreams. It doesn’t mean you won’t become a doctor, or a police, or a teacher. It does not matter how long it takes you. If what you’re going after is God’s calling for you then *NOTHING* can get in the way of it.
Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
We as college students like to get discouraged because we didn’t get the grade we wanted, or experience minor setbacks. Know that God is bigger than anything you face in college, and that his plans are still good. Trust in God and learn to listen and appreciate what He is telling you to do. Look to Him in times of struggle and unsureness. Pray to him, He hears you. He holds a future for you that is bigger than you could ever imagine. I promise that when you do this, it makes college that much easier!
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
I hope this gave someone some reassurance. College is tough, but you’re tougher!! Also, you’re doing amazing sweetie!!!!
Veronica Tutson 💕