You’ve Graduated from High School. Now What?: A survival guide for Christians with no clue what lies ahead
Congratulations on graduating for high school! No matter if you are headed off to college, to the military or towards a full-time job, for most, the typical sudden change from being taken care of to taking care of yourself may be overwhelming.
Here’s the thing – as a Christ-follower, no matter what lies ahead, you can rest assured that you are safe in God’s hands. When you place your trust in God for your future, he will give you the wisdom you need to succeed. As 2 Timothy 1:7 declares, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” In this short post, we’re going to explore a few tips for the fresh grad Christian that is in a state of transition. For instance, if you’re moving from your parents’ place or from wherever you currently reside, I suggest adding some religious art to your current or new living space to serve as a reminder to seek alone time with God and keep him in mind. Below are some more pieces of advice to keep in mind:
Manage Your Time & Resources
Self-discipline will go a long way in helping you adjust to life in the adult world. First things first, you will have to learn to manage your time and resources effectively. Use a great planning app on your phone to help you record important due dates and appointments. There are also several free planning tools for managing your finances. Create a budget, set up banking alerts, and pay attention to your spending.
Develop Healthy Relationships
The friendships you make as an adult have a huge impact on your life – many will last a lifetime! Therefore, it is important to develop healthy relationships with others. Rather than isolating yourself or developing unhealthy relationships, you should strive to grow in relationships with fellow believers who will offer love and support.
Prioritize Your Spiritual Life
Most importantly, prioritize your spiritual life. Unfortunately, many young adults leave Christianity when they leave their homes. With all the doors that are opened to you now, make sure you choose the doors that will help you mature in your spiritual life rather than move away from it.
How can you avoid losing your faith? By clinging to God’s promises and prioritizing the time you spend with him. For example, make sure you prioritize prayer and Bible study. Finally, find a church where you feel comfortable in your new community.