What are my talents? What am I capable of? What do I want? You don’t automatically walk in the footprints of your parents, but you look for a path that suits you. You want to develop yourself and let your different talents bloom. But how do you find a place that totally fits you?
There is enough to choose from, that is not the problem. Everything is possible. A study, another study? Foreign experience? Gap year? But this great freedom also has a darker side. We have the feeling that we can do everything, so it is up to us to take everything out of ourselves. You have all the opportunities. So, if you fail it, is your own fault. Succeeding has become a choice.
No wonder we experience so much stress when making choices. You must choose correctly. Take a step forward, not backward. But how do you know what way you should be going?
In the beginning of our era a hardworking apostle writes a letter to a group of hardworking Christians. About making choices, deciding your direction, and flourishing. Paul points them in an interesting direction, you don’t flourish by looking inside of yourself to find out who you are and what you want, but by looking for the best, outside of yourself.