What do I do if people criticize my career choices?

In what way can a younger believer respond appropriately when other believers question his career choice?

When believing parents or other Christians with a sincere concern raise a question about a younger believer’s choice of a career, it is wise to consider what they have to say. "Without counsel, purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established" (Proverbs 15:22). Twice Solomon states, "In the multitude of counsellors there is safety" (11:14; 24:6). In addition, Proverbs 20:5 says, "Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out." With sincerity and humility, when a young believer attempts to draw out the thinking of those who question his choice, he will receive the benefit of their counsel. Some scriptural principle is likely in their mind and drawing from the well of their concern will only be helpful. Ultimately, the young believer must make his own choices, but gathering all the help he can from reliable believers is wise and safe.

D. Oliver