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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How Sovereign is our God?

About four years ago. In the Fall of 2004 I applied to the nursing program at Lamar University. Bryan and I had been married for about 5 months when I applied. I did not get accepted to the program. Needless to say I was very bitter because I thought I deserved it and people with lower GPA's were getting in before me. I was so confused and angry. Well about the time I had accepted the rejection of the program I found out that I was pregnant and we were going to move to Louisiana. Well four years later I apply to the nursing program nothing has changed in my GPA and I haven't retaken any classes to help my chances of getting accepted...I got accepted to the program this time. All I know is that God was in control four years ago and He knew that I was going to be pregnant and that we were moving. He knew if I got accepted to the nursing program then I would have been bitter about being pregnant and I would have fought moving to Lousiana to follow God's plan for our ministry to His church. Isn't it cool that God knows more than we do! When we found out we were moving back to the area...God made it very clear to me in many different ways that I was to apply to the nursing program this semester. I did and I got accepted and I truly believe that it is because of His total sovereignty. I never knew that four years ago when I didn't get accepted the first time that God would bring us back full circle to the very place that my heart long to get my nursing degree. Now we are here and I am so grateful that I have this chance to become a Nurse. Please pray for me and my family as we embark on this two year long journey as I embrace my life long dream.


Melanie said...

Isn't it amazing to look back on disappointments and see how God used them for good in our lives? He is sovereign and He wants what's best for us. It's hard to hold on to that when you're in the middle of the disappointment, but it's so awesome to see how it all worked out.

Jennifer Douga said...

That is so awesome!!! I am so happy for you and I will be praying for you. I have every book ever needed for nursing school that you are welcome to use. Just let me know. Way to go girl!!

Micah said...

Awesome Awesome God! That is so great... Congratulations!!!!

Laura said...

This is great news! I'm so happy for you, and I wish you all the luck in balancing being a wife, mom and student. Something I myself am considering with great fear these days. Keep me updated on how it goes. Congrats! I know you'll do great!