Love God and use money
At uni, you made friends from a large pool of people at the same age and stage of life as yourself. You probably saw them every day (or at least every week). This is about to change.
After graduating, you’ll spend most of your time with your work colleagues. They’ll probably be very different to your campus friends; many will be older than you and come from different backgrounds, very few will be Christians and you probably won’t have much in common. Growing these relationships will take time, so here are our top tips:
- Develop your credibility and trust by getting your head around your job. This can easily take 6-12 months.
- Ask God for an opportunity to share that you’re a Christian. Even saying you go to church can be enough!
- Take chances to socialise with your colleagues, but remember: what would Jesus do? If He wouldn’t get wasted, make sure you show restraint at post-work drinks too.
A strong group of Christian friends outside of work is also essential. Whether it’s encouraging you in your walk with God, or helping you through the challenges of post-uni life, fellowship makes all the difference. Time pressures will make keeping these friendships much harder than before though! Which friendships do you want to invest in? Let’s start by thinking about the people in your life right now…