Tuesday, June 7, 2011

To be or not to be?

       Ever since I can remember I dreamed of becoming a Nurse.  I had always enjoyed all those gruesome medical shows that you see on tv, even at a young age.  I started on my adventure of college right after high school and moved back from Russellville after just one semester.  The college life that people talked so highly of wasn't my cup of tea; the "party" part anyway.  It probably didn't help that I went with my "high school sweetheart" (that I obviously am not married to), and it was a boring town; there was nothing to do.  So I moved back home, and decided to go to the community college.  I did pretty well,  so I went and picked up my application for the Nursing program at NWACC, filled it out, and dropped it off with all the necessary paperwork.  The waiting game would be the next step; at least for the next couple months anyway.  Quick end to the story, I didn't get in.  I was very discouraged to say the least.  I pretty much gave up.

So, now, after five years, I'm trying again.  I've retaken a few classes at NWACC to up my chances and I got all "A's", and I did pretty well on the TEAS test that they require.  Anyway, I applied to the summer and fall semesters to start in the program, but I didn't get into the summer session, and I am waiting until mid- June to find out about the Fall semester.  I've been praying about this situation for a long time and am at peace at trying something else if it's not God will for me to be a Nurse.  I want to be used by him in many ways.  Maybe it's in giving my time in other ways...  I desire to help people.

Here recently I finished reading the book "Crazy Love", and it really opened my eyes to true love for God and your neighbors.  All I need to do is convince my husband, or pray for a heart change, to sell what we have so that others can have food to eat, and a place to sleep. 

Matthew 25:42-43 says, "I was hungry and you gave me nothing to drink, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink.  I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me"
      - I think this is how we should view everyone we come in contact with.  We need to be Jesus to the world.  What we do for others we do for Jesus! 

Pray that I be Jesus to the world wherever he places me!

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