In my most recent post I talked about being “called” to be a nurse educator. One of the reasons closest to my heart for becoming a nurse educator is that I truly believe more people will know Jesus through me. My calling reminds me I don’t have to be a pastor or in full time ministry to make a difference. I can make a difference in my normal, every day life as God leads me.
For me the calling was a growing whisper over the course of a couple years. But just because you are called doesn’t mean you are sent. Or in other words, just because you hear God calling, doesn’t mean you always answer. But there came a point where I had to answer. Was I going to answer yes or no? Well to be honest, it took a couple months of prayer. I had so many concerns, but God was faithful in each part.
- How could we afford my graduate school?
Due to the nursing educator shortage the government has a grant to pay off 85% of my student loans.
- Would I be able to keep working full time?
I found out that even if I am not able to work full time I can work per diem and recieve a substantial raise to compensate for lack of benefits.
- Would it be challenging to find a job after?
While precepting my student, I talked with her professor who said nearly all the nursing colleges are hiring nurse educators right now.
I could continue on and on about how God has come through to answer my concerns, but I think these three examples are already pretty amazing!
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.”
-Romans 10: 14-15
In conclusion, if you feel God calling are you willing to give him all your concerns and say “yes” to what He has in store for you? Are you willing to be a sent one for his purposes in your life?
I’m praying fiercely that answer is a resounding yes,
Join with me in the surrender. Oh Lord Jesus, maybe we give everything we have for your kingdom. May we hear your calling clearly, and answer in faithfulness. Give us the strength to walk the path you have laid out before us and may we trust always that you are a good father who loves to see his children fully satisfied in their calling and purpose because it brings you the greatest glory. Amen.