My sister asked what my son is going to do after he finishes school this week. He’ll be finished with college. (woohoo!)

My dad said, “He’ll work and make money, of course. What else is there?”

Is that what life is about? You go to school, work, and make money? What then what after that?

I was rather sad with my dad’s answer. Maybe that is all he has known his life. He worked hard to support his family. He did well. We lived in a nice house in a good neighborhood. Four of us kids went to college, had cars to drive with dad often filling the gas tank for us. I appreciate all that. I don’t take it lightly.

But to live life with no goal other than working and making money is to miss the most important part of existence.

I want my son to know that when he finishes with college this week, there is more waiting for him than work and money.

Son: What will you do after college? Making money to support yourself and a family in your future is definitely important. The Bible says if you cannot support your family, you are worse than an unbeliever. But the goal of work is not just to make money. It’s one way to fulfill the potential that God has given you. Eric Lidel says, “God made me fast. When I run, I feel His pleasure.” Consider everything that God has given you – body, brains, emotions, relationships, networks, resources, abilities, past experiences, lessons you’ve learned, knowledge gained from college. What are some ways you, in the way that God made you, can bring glory to God? Use your potential to the fullest. Explore opportunities, take some [calculated] risks, apply yourself with your full effort to do things that fulfills God’s potential in you.

That’s what I want my son to do after college.

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