Biblical Advice for College Students / Out of School – Where From Here
Human society has evolved rapidly in recent centuries. And education does not escape this advance. Improvements have been made to his teaching methodology and new careers, specialties, master’s degrees and doctorates have been opened.
And with the advancement of the Internet today anyone can have a degree in a couple of months. That’s why education is an important part of anyone’s life. Finishing school and being able to graduate brings many changes and benefits to someone’s life. Biblical Advice for College Students
Young recent graduates will now face a different world than they were used to when they were college students. This process is different and unique to each of them, as the world of work is often ruthless with the newly qualified. It is essential to advise the college student well not to make bad decisions that lead him down the wrong path or affect his or her job performance.
All college students, when we graduate, go through a process that can range from the simplest, to the most complex. Each experience is unique, and it influences several factors that can affect our choices and our lives. Therefore it is important to know how to listen, examine everything, and retain good (2 Thessalonians 5:21). That’s why today I bring you 20 tips based on the Word of God that I’m sure will help you in your career.
The Word establishes that we should not strive for what we will eat or clothe, for life is worth more than the body (Matthew 6:25) and that this world passes and its desires (1 John 2:17). I’m not saying by this that we must be carefree and selfless in our lives.
Your life is extremely important and your decisions, as well as you, invest your time, will determine where you want to go in a couple of years. You must organize your life and give everyone the right priority.
Don’t try to cover everything because you won’t achieve anything or focus exclusively on one thing, because you’ll be behind doing things that are really necessary. The Word is clear: do not strive for tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own eagerness. Every day is enough for his own evil (Matthew 6:34).
Many college students feel insecure, ask for counsel, trust the wrong person, and the last thing they do is seek the Lord. They often make bad decisions that make them lose their place of work or stop growing and keep studying, and what does scripture say? Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own prudence (Proverbs 3:5).
Trust means believing and if we trust in God, it means that we believe and are sure that He will fulfill what He said and that His Word does not fail. As much as things go wrong, let us not faint, for God loves us and will never abandon us (Isaiah 41:10), but yes, he deals with each one personally, according to the purpose that predestined from eternity for us (Ephesians 1:11). Only trust in God will help us overcome. No one else will.
Focusing on work means watching over what you do and how you do it, not looking at each other’s results. It requires responsibility and discipline to efficiently comply with what you do. Those who only look at each other walk-in disorderly, not working on anything, but meddling in the other (2 Thessalonians 3:11).
This is a cause of conflicts at work, so it is necessary to go ahead, set your eyes on Christ (Hebrews 12:2) and look at the goal, as it says: certainly forgetting what is left behind, I continue to the goal (Philippians 3:13-14).
Being diligent means meeting the specifications of the assigned work willingly and without complaint, with respect, and with an order. The hand of the negligent impoverishes, but the hand of the diligent enriches (Proverbs 10:4). A diligent person who cares for his work well, who cares for and cares for the well-being of the place where he works and also always gives his best, will never fall into poverty.
God requires that each person be diligent as he says: In what requires diligence, not lazy… (Romans 12:11), who attends to his work in an organized manner and without delay.
Punctuality is important when entering work. Many blessings and jobs are lost because they are untimely because companies do not tolerate those who are late for work, it is delayed to deliver the entrusted order, and those who fall behind for minor things.
Being punctual denotes commitment, dedication, and discipline to get things done. It’s a reference pillar when looking for work.
Sometimes we will have unforeseen events or events that we will not be able to fulfill in time because they happen or escape our control, but we must differentiate the unforeseen events from the untimely and idle attitude that does not allow a good job performance and depart from it.
Have you seen the man applied for his job? In front of the kings, he will be; He will not be before the low-status (Proverbs 22:29)
Today, many companies are supported by teamwork. It allows the division of labor and improves efficiency and productivity. It also encourages companionship and unity among workers. If we do not work as a team, we overload, accumulate excessive stress, and do not bear the workload. As the Scripture says: Better are two than one, because they have better pay for their work (Ecclesiastes 4:9). If we learn to work as a team, we’re going to be more successful in everything we do.
Obedience is the centerpiece of discipline in a job. To abide by the orders of our boss and submit to the guidelines of work is essential to keep your position and ascend, also to leave a good record in the place where you work when looking for another job.
It is certainly better to obey than sacrifices, and to pay attention to the rudeness of the rams (1 Samuel 15:22). If there is no obedience, there will be no willingness to do the assigned work and abide by the boss’s orders, leading to declining productivity, delays in-order delivery, and unnecessary layoffs.
Let every person be left to the higher authorities, for there is no authority but from God, and those that are, by God have been established (Romans 13:1).
It’s not just obedience, it’s also having a good attitude and willingness to do the job. The joyful heart is a good remedy, but the sad spirit dries the bones (Proverbs 17:22)
We know that sometimes we do not like to do assigned work, but nothing we gain by bittering hearts, we only create a toxic environment and sow roots of bitterness in the hearts of others, encourage discord and expose ourselves to losing what we have for having a bad attitude..
And all that ye do do it with a heart, as for the Lord, and not for men (Colossians 3:23). If we want to grow in our work, it is necessary to have a good attitude and arrange the heart to do things in a good way, because this way we will go further.
This is important because at some point we have to practice as administrators. Be diligent in knowing the state of your sheep, and look carefully for your flocks (Proverbs 27:23). Many of us will be given work goods and asked to be held accountable for their handling.
Our administration will talk about us since a wasteful of goods does not usually last long in his post, does not yield the inputs as it should, and always falls into insolvency, generating extra expenses to the company for which he works.
On the other hand, good administrators always stand out for their discipline, reasoning, and good use of things according to the end they deserve. Precious treasure and oil are in the house of the wise, but the foolish all dispel it (Proverbs 21:20).
Every knowledge and gift understood comes from the Lord, who gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and intelligence (Proverbs 2:6). Every graduate knows that it is necessary to be constantly educated, that the acquisition of new knowledge and skills is important to grow and generate higher incomes.
The Word says: take care of reading, exhortation, and teaching (1 Timothy 4:13). If you want to outdo yourself and maintain a good income, you must be willing to continue studying and updating each day, so that your knowledge is your greatest asset with which you can apply for better jobs.
The education you take today will take you to work wherever you want tomorrow.
There are those who cling to the same work and out of fear, laziness or doubt about not knowing what to do, do not undertake something new. In times of crisis, work must be kept, but if we have the opportunity to start to generate greater profits, seize the moment.
As obedient children, do not conform to the desires you once had in your ignorance (1 Peter 1:14). Knowing how to differentiate conformism from contentment is important since conformism stops us from achieving our dreams and keeps us in a state of poverty and defeat, while contentment is to be satisfied with what you have but always with the hope of improving every day.
Do not conform to this century, but be transformed through the renewal of our understanding (Romans 12:2). It is not bad to aspire to overcome and have ambitions, as long as we do so with good intentions and not to vainly our or harm to others.
God knows that we need help, so He has sent His Holy Spirit to comfort us, help us, and not leave us orphaned (John 14:16), for separated from Him, we cannot do (John 15:5).
His Spirit is always ready to help us in all we need, whenever we ask according to His will, and He always hears us (1 John 5:14-15). Whether we are well or are going through difficulties, we must always seek the presence of Christ in our lives, as he says: Cry to me and I will answer you (Jeremiah 33:3).
Our parents will continue to support us even when we are graduates, because we will always be their children, and if they scold us, we know that they do it out of love because they always want the best for us.
We also have the support of our pastors and ministers of the Church, who watch over our souls and lead us in their prayers (Hebrews 13:17). They have been instructed by God to help and counsel. Whenever you need it you can go with your shepherds to get them to guide you.
Young people can be very susceptible to offensive or negative comments from others, who believe they know what is right for us and want to advise you in a way that you do what they want. For this reason, God says bad conversations corrupt good manners (1 Corinthians 15:33).
At work always open staff who criticize you for your work and will offend you with their words. And what does the divine answer say? Entrust your works to the Lord, and your thoughts shall be affirmed (Proverbs 16:3) and also say, Give thee according to the desire of your heart, and keep all your counsel (Psalm 20:4).
In every job, there will always be gossip. Scripture commands us to keep our tongues of evil and our lips to speak deception (Psalm 34:13). Many times we lose work because of gossip or harm others by being indiscreet. Follow these simple steps to find out if what a person is saying is true or lies:
- Is this good or bad? Does it benefit or harm me? Will it be of benefit or not for my life?
- Is the person giving it my trust or not? Do you do it with good or bad intentions?
- Take it to the light of God’s Word: What does Scripture say? Is it true or is it a lie? How can I apply it in my life according to Scripture?
Just as gold has to be tested in the oven (1 Peter 1:7), so too everything they tell us must be tested. Let us not get carried away by everything they tell us, but to know how to differentiate truths and advice from gossip.
God asks of us to be striving and courageous and not afraid, for He will be with us wherever we go (Joshua 1:9). Give all of us and move forward, not be aware that opportunities will fall from heaven. At certain times we will be afraid, difficult, and afflicted (John 16:33), but that should not frighten us. Above all, we are more than victors in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37) who will continue to love us until the end.
Even if you do not find work, always tell you no in every interview, you have to perform in another position or study to take out another career and work, do not give up or be discouraged, for He gives effort to the weary and multiplies the forces to which he has none and those who wait for the Lord will have new strength, raise wings like eagles, run and will not tire and become tired , they will walk and not be fatigued (Isaiah 40:29-31).
Prayer is our most powerful weapon and the means by which we maintain communication with God. Pray incessantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Whether we’re working or unemployed, never stop praying.
Never lose that intimate communication with God, which will be the only thing that will help you stand firm in the midst of circumstances. Praying at all times with all prayer and pleading in the Spirit, and watching over it with all perseverance and pleading(Ephesians 6:18).
We know that we are all brothers, members of one body of Christ (Romans 12:5). In the Church, the brethren come together to strengthen and stimulate us in love and good works (Hebrews 10:24). In the Church, you can find support and shelter at any time, as well as strength and many counselors who will help you at all times. Whatever field you live, be sure to attend your church and endure in prayer with members of your community.
Whatever your job, don’t miss the opportunity to speak of Christ to others. You can quote verses from the New Testament, some parable of Christ, and share the Good News with your co-workers.
And every day, in the temple and in the houses, they did not cease to teach and preach Jesus Christ (Acts 5:42). We have been called to share the Good News with all, convert and add to the Church those who God predestines to be saved. Let us not tire of sharing Christ’s message in our work. Go all over the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15).
If you speak of Christ to your co-workers, seek to reflect His testimony with your life, for even if they do not listen to you, seeing your life, they can truly believe the Lord. We are transformed from glory into glory in the same image, as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Let us be wise to act and simple in speaking, for we will be in scrutiny before others, who will not miss the opportunity to criticize us when we fail. Thus let your light light before men, that they may see your good works (Matthew 5:16). If you proclaim the gospel, support it by applying its teachings and thus bear double witness to others, whom you can convert through the way you live in Christ.
There are those who, at the end of college, appreciate what they have received and what they have achieved. Others, on the other hand, live by disowning what they have. I always thank God for the grace of God which was given to you in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:4).
Those who thank for what they have recognized that nothing is theirs, that material things are transient and denote humility and simplicity of spirit, which allows them to work in peace with themselves and with others, with the vision always forward,
Not looking at the scarcity of the past, but what they hope to obtain in the near future.
Thank him for what has been given to you today, for you do not know how you will end tomorrow. But thank you be given to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57).
The world that college graduates will face is more complex than we think. They make a transition from a college life to a new field where they have to develop as work professionals they perform.
This process will be different, which will determine your attitude toward life, your decisions and the results in your future. If these young men are not prepared enough to face it, they can make bad choices that will lead them to make mistakes that can cost them their lives.
Hence the importance of advising the boy and guiding him on his way.
God is the only safe way for every graduate to go forward, get a job, and achieve whatever he wants. Only in God will you find the peace, strength, wisdom, and courage to always continue to the goal, regardless of the circumstances you go through or the people around you.
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