Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Looking back at the future

Six days until school starts.
Six more days of shorts and tanktops, spontaneous Target trips with Mom, coffee dates, and extra long dinners.
Six more days of "Emma and Mom" weekday outings, checking my gmail instead of my apu email, and reading for fun instead of for... not so fun.
School is not so fun.
But, each day of school means I am one day closer to a BSN... and one step closer to a nurse.
A real job with a real paycheck and a real schedule with a real uniform. (scrubs of course!).
And so, although school feels like a loss of freedom, it actually is my avenue of gaining some life freedoms.
In the long run.
It's always in the long run.
Each day I will remind myself how nice it will be to come home from work and really be done with work.
I will think about the sacrifice J is making for me to go to school, and I am making to go to school, and we are making to be tight on money, and not with friends and family so much, or each other so much, and not home quite so much.
And I will remember the sacrifice my Savior made for me.
I will remember this is a tiny way that I can attempt to further His kingdom, by trying to do what I believe He has given me a heart for.
And one day I will look back and say, thank you Lord for that time in my life to get me to where I am today, as I continue to dream up my next big life plan.
And then I will remember that this is not the purpose.
The purpose is to bring glory to the Living God until we see His glory.
Lord, help me remember.
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." 2
Corinthians 4:17

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