Adam and I both feel like we chose the wrong majors in college. Of course we had professors and classes we enjoyed and we grew through the college experience. The Lord has used even our uninformed choices for our good. But…
If we could turn back the hands of time we would make dramatically different educational choices.
We want our children to be thoroughly trained for the path God has for them. We don’t want them to experience frustration over spending time and money on degrees which won’t enable them to do exactly what God designed them to do.
Our desire is to assist our children to:
- Clearly identify their God-given talents
- Discover which of those abilities they are most passionate about
- Give them every possible tool to master the skills that bring them the deepest delight
- Find the careers which will pay them to excel at the one thing they are equipped and excited to do
- Choose the educational venues that best equips them to successfully impact the world for God’s glory in their chosen fields
Don’t you wish everyone could prepare for life that way?
Although we have those goals for helping our kids we’re not entirely sure how to accomplish them. We have questions.
Would you help us in our endeavor by sharing your experiences with us?
It would mean a great deal to us if you’d be willing to tell us the reasoning behind your educational choices. Would you consider leaving a comment below answering any/all of these questions?
- Did your major prepare you to do what you love? If so, did you choose the right major right off the bat?
- If you chose the right major from the start, which factors helped you to make that choice?
- Did it take a change of major, or even a change of career, to finally get you doing what you love? If so, what general advice would you offer someone who hasn’t chosen a major yet?
- Which do you think should come first: choosing a major or choosing a college? Why?
Thanks in advance for lending us your knowledge.