Monday, September 12, 2011

One Day

I'm reflecting on two specific verses of the Bible today:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)

Saturday, I was thrown into the real world of nursing school. Thus far, my "nursing school" career has been smooth sailing. I'm a task oriented, to do list kind of gal, so adding school into the mix of life isn't ultimately difficult for me. I make my mind up to get the job done and crank it out. However, little did I know, (okay, I knew, but I didn't KNOW!) I had not yet begun the real deal.

Saturday was my wake-up call and reality check. For my classmates too. We're nights and weekend students, meaning the majority of us are including nursing school on top of a 40 hour week at work, family responsibilities, and anything else we have in our lives. Saturday I sat in my class (8am-315pm) and got the reality check that my world is about to flipped upside down for two years. There is much to be done. And with the panic that attempted to settle in, I stopped and reminded myself, I can do this. One day at a time.

So here I am, two days later, as the work load and time commitment ahead begins to settle in... as I begin to schedule what a "normal" week will need to look like in order to accomplish the many tasks at hand.

As my flesh begins to do what it wants to do, I'm working to battle it. Reflecting and praying over Phillipians 4:6-7 and Matthew 6:34.

One day at a time. That's where I'm really at and where God wants me to rest with Him. One day at a time.

Life has now been reduced to 3 month intervals. Accomplish now until mid December and breath. Accomplish January to mid April and breath... etc.

I'm thankful I do not do this alone. Besides my mighty God that walks with me each day, giving me the strength I need, I have a fabulous hubby that is my teammate, working through all of this with me. In addition, I'm blessed with an amazing family and friend base that is already cheering me on.

Beginning today. One day at a time.