I am so excited to share my first blog with you so here it goes! Today, I was prepared to wake up for my 3rd 12 hr shift of the weekend. I packed my lunch and got my shower last night, so I was ready to roll once my 5:30 alarm rang. I swear I silenced my alarm at 5:30 am to get up, but when I woke up, it was 6:26! I was supposed to start work at 7 am and I like getting there around 6:45 just to get my own information on my patients, so my waking up at 6:26 was tragic.
After I got out of my daze, I threw my scrubs and earrings on. I grabbed my coat and headed for the bathroom. There were no lights on and the sun was not yet out so it was pitch black in my house, and me in my chaos did not have time to even think about a light. Well that backfired because as I was running for the bathroom, and I literally RAN INTO THE WALL. I swear I thought it was the door and I tried to push it with force, but I was so blinded by the darkness, I couldn't see and ended up running right it.
After I began to brush my teeth, I looked in the mirror and started to burst out laughing. I couldn't believe I ran into the wall and I couldn't believe it was now 6:30 and I was going to be late. I was done with my teeth and I grabbed a granola bar and a piece of fruit along with my lunch and headed for the door. I ran to my car and zoomed off to work which was only about 15 min away on a bad day. Being that is was Sunday, there was no traffic and I got there at 6:42 am. I said a prayer to thank God for getting me there safe and on time and I rushed up to my floor.
As I was on my way up there, I heard God tell me, you need to testify, look what I'm doing in your life. I smiled and remembered the funny moment 10 minutes prior, and realized I ran into an entire wall this morning, was running around like crazy, drove 10 minutes from my house and STILL managed to make in in one piece AND ON TIME.
I say all that to say this, life is crazy and it will throw you around. I've been getting attacked spiritually lately and I have been feeling not at ease at some point, but by Gods grace each time I ran into a wall, God was right there to bounce me right back. I know you may feel like your wandering around in darkness at times. You may have walls of your own such that your running into such as hardships, financial trouble, problems with friends or family, school trouble, issues at the job, or personal issues. I know there are times you may feel like there's no way you will make it, but I promise you, if you do your best you will make it and it will be right on time.. Gods time.
I could have sat on my bed and just let myself be late for my last 12 hour shift before my two day break, but I didn't. I got up in the middle of my crazy morning and made all of that happen in less than 20 minutes. God was with me the whole step of the way, and it confirmed that although I may be going through things in life in general, he will be there to help me show up just like I originally planned. Not only did I show up to work on time, I had a good day, I learned things, the Steelers won and I made it home in time to blog for YOU so in the midst, it was an awesome day. I only have God to thank and I encourage you to thank him as well.
Trust God with the craziness you might face this week. It may not start well, but believe me it will end smooth and you will survive.