Do you ever just feel completely worn out? Today is a day that I feel I have run a long race and now I am ready to sleep. Part of me feels like my doctorate is a marathon, which I guess it kind of is really…it is a test of endurance. You prepare by getting your college degree and your masters degree. Those are what mentally prepare you for this race! I always have wanted to do a marathon, I never thought it would be done like this.
I just finished my first women’s bible study! Awesome! The speaker really hit home on some points! Sometimes we are called to do things we do not understand, why? Because this is something better down the line! I appreciated her example of the girl who loved her fake pearls so much that she wouldn’t give them to her dad. When she finally did, he gave her a set of real pearls! How many times do we hold onto something for so long because we like it or because we are comfortable with it? God asks us to be open to change, to give it to him (be it our career, our home, where we live etc) and yet we are too scared to do that. Instead we would feel happier doing so of we knew why! But that is not how God works!
If I knew that the reason I was not getting another full time position all last year was because I was going to get into a doctoral program, I probably would have felt better about myself! I didn’t know that, I had to be patient and be teachable! That is another key, be teachable! Sometimes you will learn from a friend but sometimes you also learn from an enemy!
So much good learning!