“If you have a mind to thing, you can do anything”

I know you’re probably tired of me talking about my job, but I can’t help it. I’m a firm believer that God can speak to and through anyone he wants to. Sometimes He chooses the residents at my job to do so. Yesterday a nurse and I were talking about my inability to cook. I know what you’re thinking, I’ve gotten this reaction so many times that I can see the utter shock on your face. I can cook really basic things such as spaghetti and breakfast food, but I have no idea how to make shrimp scampi and things of that nature. I’ve told the nurse this one time, I guess he forgot because every time we work together, he asks me what I cooked for lunch. Yesterday he was lecturing me on the importance of learning how to cook. To my left I see a resident poking her head out of her room door. So I asked her if she could teach me how to cook to lighten to mood because he was trippin’. “No, I don’t want to get in trouble” she replied as she stepped out of her room to chat with us. The nurse and I chuckle at her response. She asked me if I seriously didn’t know how to cook and just like you, she had this appalled look on her face. I smiled and told her no. “fer serious?!” she asked. I told her I was serious and she shook her head. “You can think right?” she asked as she slowly started to walk away. “Yeah” I replied with this puzzled look on my face. I wasn’t sure where she going with this question. “If you have a mind to think, you can do anything” I  smiled as I watched her walk away. I thanked God for his word of wisdom and went on about my business.

Even though the subject was cooking, I knew I could apply that statement to other aspects of my life. At the time I was stressed out about passing a test to get into nursing school and a few other things, that it consumed my thoughts. If I could just take my mind off of my situation and place my mind on God’s word then I’m going to be okay.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  ~Isaiah 41:10

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you he will never let the righteous be shaken ~Psalm 55:22

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