If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:14
This scripture passage pierces right through my heart. Do you know how many times I’ve been told “Oh Sara, you would make a wonderful nurse” ? I don’t say this to sound arrogant, but humbled. Humbled because I have such a hard time wrapping my head around the fact God has called me into the nursing profession.
While others might have saw it coming, I surely didn’t think I was in it for the “right reasons.” I thought to myself “Is this what I want to do? Am I doing this because others say it’s a good profession? Am I even interested in medical stuff? I didn’t think I had enough interest in the medical field as others do in my program, but here’s something that I found out this morning.
- God doesn’t care if you’re a business man, a hair stylist, an architect, a minister…He just wants you to glorify Him in everything you do.
- God saw that I was hurting, both mentally and physically with an eating disorder that I really couldn’t fix on my own, so he sent His son Jesus Christ to carry me through the hardship
- He has shown me several reasons as to why I should become a nurse, not because other’s wanted me to but because He has lead me to where I am today through His spirit, and using other people to encourage me to pursue this career
- If the Lord has been healing me of my disorder, I should have the boldness and courageousness to helps others with their own struggles-knowing full well that Jesus has come to save us, not to judge.
He didn’t bring me this far, to stop where I’m at. He is expecting me to take up the cross daily, dying to my old habits of self destruction and become a new creation in Christ. Becoming an example of Jesus.
John 13:15 says, “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” If this isn’t enough to want to worship God all the day long, I don’t know what is. He sent us a true example of what we are called to be, His bondservants. He didn’t send Jesus to the earth to hinder our hearts and make us feel like we’re not good enough. He sent his beloved Son as a helper, a healer, and so much more that we has human’s can’t comprehend. His love for us is so deep, we’re growing in His love all day long.