Coaching Corner – What About College

By Sandy Lee

Recently I have been a little bewildered when it comes to 17 and 18 year-olds deciding what they should be when they grow up as they make major life decisions before going into college. It truly seems like a lot to ask of them.

I think the pressure they are under to make such a decision is a huge challenge. If I stop to consider the job market these days and the birth of new jobs that back in my day certainly seemed like science fiction, it seems even more challenging.

The job market is as ever changing as your kids are so how can they know what is a natural fit? How can they know what will make them not dread Mondays as adults when they have so little life experience?

A Christian Life Coach will walk either a group or individual junior or senior high student through the steps that will show them with great detail how God has wired them. When they receive these God-given truths specific only to them, they have to succeed in a way that would never be possible without these revelations that come straight from God.

Jeremiah 33:3 says,  “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

When we go directly to Him, He will tell us where He wants us.

How would your life differ from what it’s been if you went to work everyday doing something you have a passion and natural ability for? I believe that if you do something God gave you gifts for, you have all the tools necessary to be happy which translates into success.

So wouldn’t it make sense before college, to assess these questions for a small investment now? Kids graduate after parents spend tens of thousands of dollars and still have no idea what they want to do. It is safe to say that you can save literally thousands of dollars in college tuition by taking out the guesswork.

This also applies to retirees that are looking for a second career; for example, military, police and firefighters who are still young and want to stay busy and fulfilled.

There are many Christian Life Coaches to help with this. Call one to find out if they are a good fit and if they can help.