by Jenny McGinnis at Above Rubies – Daughters in Waiting: Finished School? What Now?
Upon reaching the age of 18 and officially graduating from our family home school, I immediately met with very intense pressure from friends, teachers, and others to pursue a profession, attend college and even move out and get a “place of my own.” Many people assured me this would enable me to become a successful, independent career woman.
Happiness and fulfillment would of course naturally follow. Thankfully, I had several older women in my life (including my mother), who by example, showed me that true success, happiness, and fulfillment come from God and doing His will.
Romans 12:1-2 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
We don’t have to conform blindly to what the world tells us is our next step in life! Instead, we can seek God’s wisdom. After all, God put us on this earth, designed us with a specific purpose, and gave us the gifts we need to do it. He’s got a detailed map, and all we have to do is ask for directions!
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