Having just completed all my first year Nursing exams, I have found myself at a complete and utter loss. After eight months of craziness, I can finally breathe. I've realized how many of my friends I've neglected, being all-consumed and completely focused on my schooling. I've realized how messy I've gotten, how many things got pushed to the wayside in order for me to succeed in school. Now what?! I'm at a loss! I'm currently in a season of transition. If one could objectively look at the state of my heart and emotions, I'm sure they would call me crazy. It seems like just a few weeks ago I walked into my first Orientation class at school, knowing nobody and not knowing what to expect. It seemed like yesterday I went to my first clinical, nervous excitement making me jittery. I still have the program from my grandmother's funeral last month up on the wall. The other day a few close friends went out to celebrate after our last exam and my heart was struck with how grateful I am for them.
Now. Time to rest up! Time to find a job! Time to take a break! Time to enjoy summer! Time to reconnect! Time to read books for the sake of reading books! Time to pour into my relationships! Time to dream with Abba about what the future will hold! Time to finally decompress after a long, stressful year. Time to be with family! Time to enjoy outside! Time to enjoy quality time with loved ones. Time to take care of my heart. Time to go for a run! Time to spend more time with my beautiful Saviour.
Time to breathe.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.