With Christmas right around the corner we sent out our first Christmas card as Mr. and Mrs. For those who know me I bsolutely love writing letters, sending post cards and all things paperie. As I penned our card for this year, I made an announcement that I will be pursuing my dream of fulfilling my Masters in Nursing Education.
And although it is a great dream, truly it is a calling. Shouldn’t our careers be a calling as well? We spend so much of our life in our work, it must be something we are soulfully passionate about. For a while that was full time college ministry, until God turned my heart towards nursing, but I’ve never lost my love for college students. And now I feel God calling me once again, to become a Nurse Educator.
It all started at my first nursing job at Sanford in South Dakota when I was invited to preceptor a student for her senior practicum. I loved the excitment she had for nursing, and loved teaching her everything I knew and watching her blossom. Since then I have had the opportunity to preceptor three students. In addition I have gotten exposure to nursing education by teaching a class on bedside shift report and through my experience as our Unit Based Council Chair.
So how do you know your calling? (Tough question, I know!) But in my life, it has been a resounding and recurring nudge in the direction of something God has placed passionately on my heart. Trust in Him, even when he calls you to new adventures you never dreamed of, and might quite honestly be a little afraid of. In my experience all the struggles to get to that point will be worth it because in the end your calling will bring you so much joy and satisfaction.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
Stay tuned for Up Next: MSN Part #2 “Sent”
Trusting in Him,
P.S. I thought you might enjoy a pic from our wedding! Happy Holidays!