Like many students, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do after finishing university. I was 1 month into my final year and already, some friends had jobs lined up or at least knew which sector they wanted to apply for. I, however, did not.
I went to university because I wanted to leave with a good job, a good paycheque and a good title. There was little other motivation than money and I had never considered calling. But as final year hit, I realised that there was more to finding a job than finding a good salary and that Jesus had to be the centre of every decision, even my application process.
I remember having a conversation with a friend about life after graduation, saying “all I really want to do is share Jesus, but I can’t do that for a job, can I?”. My mind was so focused on graduate schemes and masters and what I ‘should’ do next, that I forgot to consider what I was called to.
All my overthinking and uncertainty resulted in me being stressed, with more questions than answers.
“I lean not on my own understanding, my life is in the hands of the maker of Heaven.”
These are the song lyrics that I sang as I knelt before the cross one Sunday, asking God to take my plans, my career goals, my job title, everything I held close and entrusted it into the maker of Heaven. It was hard, really hard. But the sense of peace that transcended afterwards helped me to know that whatever happened next, my life was in the Father’s hands, and my future was safe.
"My mindset went from ‘I know a bit about Fusion’, to ‘I want to be part of this movement.’"
It wasn’t long after that night that I was on the phone to someone from Fusion. I’d connected with Fusion throughout my time at uni. I used Student Linkup to find a church, I went on an Escape & Pray trip and I’d helped on a summer stand at Soul Survivor, and yet, when I was told about all that Fusion had to offer, my mindset went from ‘I know a bit about Fusion’, to ‘I want to be part of this movement.’
Fusion is a movement that longs to see university students raised up, courageously and boldly sharing Jesus on their university campuses. We are contending in prayer for campuses to be a place of hope, and for all students to encounter more of Jesus. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing real experiences from different members of the Fusion team, answering questions around what it’s really like to work on the Fusion team, what it’s like to raise our own salary, and how it feels to be a part of movement raising up a generation.
If you want to play a part in helping raise up a generation of students who love Jesus, are bold in their faith and courageously share Jesus, then Fusion may be for you, and we’d love to have you! To apply for a specific role, click here, or to hear more, email Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining the Movement is part of a blog series. For more team stories, click below.