Journal Entry 52

Today was my last day at the hospital for the semester. I finished strong, and I learned so much. I am thankful that the Lord allowed me to have an education in the health field, and to prepare me for a calling that will conform me to the image of Christ.

Jesus was moved with compassion when he saw the leper, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ cleansed the man (Mark 1:40-42).

I have been praying for God to make me more compassionate, regardless of all of the school-related task that make clinical so difficult.

Another scripture that I have been reminding myself about since last year is Colossians 3:23-24. It says in the NKJV: “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”

The semester is drawing to an end, and finals start next Friday, the 8th. I need to score a C+ or a B to pass the class or else I will be held back a year. This is the class that the majority are struggling with and some cheating in. It could have cheated since the beginning of the year, but I chose not to because I saw how valuable integrity it, and I want to guard that now.

I also need to score decently on my 3 other exams to avoid getting dropped from the program. I believe I have been mostly faithful throughout the year. My friends know me as a studious person. Some even accuse me of going to the extreme, but that is not true since I spend a good amount of time with Christians and in the context of a local body.

I have grown to enjoy learning the hard science and applying it to care for those who are sick and needy. I want to stir-up young men to become nurses in the future. But, there is a cost to pay. The amount of knowledge that nurses have to know is extensive, and it is growing since they are becoming more responsible in the health care team.

However, I want to help whoever I can to understand the sciences, so that may not be a stumbling block for many. And, another struggle is remaining pure in thought and mind throughout the experience because of the culture we live in, purity is very difficult to maintain. And, the other way can happen too; men can cause the women to lust.

Anyone serving in the health field will encounter nudity at some point, whether they are in the textbooks or the video that is shown in class. So, maturity is a must before entering into a health program.

However, we are still in need of God’s grace no matter how mature we are in the faith, and we need to constantly be on guard and prayer. “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:12). “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8).

May God help me to finish strong, so that I do not get held back a year. And, I am very thankful for the prayer support and counsel that my Heavenly Father has provided through His people.

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