Do What You Love: Choosing Your Major

Besides deciding what college to go to, one of the toughest decisions for every college bound high-schooler is what they are going to major in.

If you’re anything like me when I was 18, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and four years didn’t seem like much time to decide. I had a lot of ideas, but either they didn’t seem practical enough or people told me they didn’t make enough money. I was torn between whether to pursue what I loved or to pursue a career that had a guaranteed paycheck.

After much prayer and long talks with my parents, I decided to pursue what I love, and it didn’t take long for me to discover that I loved literature.
2c30ef35df1bd2d6662743b36e56652bEnglish had always been my favorite subject in high school and my English teachers inspired me and pushed me like no teachers had done before. When I visited MC for the first time my junior year of high school, I got to talk to Dr. Randle, who is now my favorite English professor at MC, and we had a great talk about how the Bible is literature, and if we learn to study literature, then that opens doors and ways for us to study the Bible. I was sold. I loved literature and I loved Mississippi College and the passion for God that was so evident there.

If I’m being completely honest, I still don’t know what I want to do with my life. All I know is I love my major, and class is actually fun!

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Whether you love English or you hate it (most people are haters, and it’s okay), there is something that you have been created to love. I challenge you to find out what that is and pursue it. God was very purposeful in giving you your unique passions, and He will provide a way for you to use them. Do what you love for the glory of God!

-Elizabeth

2 responses to “Do What You Love: Choosing Your Major

  1. I have a passion for helping others, reading, writing, listening to music, and dancing. I really don’t know what major applies to that, but I chose Nursing. Thanks for the blog and have a nice day :)!

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