Saturday, June 01, 2013

I am not a mistake...neither is my life. ( Part 2)

Matt 25 vs 19-21: After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things...

In my last post, I mentioned my struggles "waiting" on God. I wanted to hit the ground running serving God but was very resistant to the idea of being prepared for it. Fast forward some years and I now realize the gift God gave me in those years I spent waiting. In those years, I was developed into a person who went from just knowing of  him to someone who truly knew him; in those years i went from a little girl with the dream of becoming a doctor to a woman who was a doctor.  Daily, I am put in the paths of people who hurt and I have been given the priveledge of being looked up to for answers. Looking back, that time developed me and turned me into the person I was meant to be.

The Potter's Wheel

....But…. There’s something missing.

 I look around me and see people who have the option of choosing what doctor they go to. In the US, you pick a doctor the way you pick toppings for your pizza...With ease. What about those who can barely afford to eat let alone pay to see a doctor? What about places where children are still dying from ridiculous diseases such as diarrhea; a thing that is practically unheard of in the Western World. What about women who have absolutely no knowledge of their bodies and couldn't do a breast exam to save their lives?

World Malaria Day

Those are the people I think of....those are the people I think know I've been sent too...

Ladies and Gentlemen.... In about a month from now, my family and I will be moving to another state in order for me to  further my medical training by doing a fellowship. (A post-residency training period of 1–2 yrs in a subspecialty–eg, hand surgery, which allows a specialized physician to develop a particular expertise...(Dictionary) ). This fellowship will give me further specialty training on how to provide care in order to do International medical missions.

opening doors

Because my dream focus for right now is Nigeria; I have hooked up with a Christian medical missions program based here in the US that goes to Nigeria yearly. I am super excited because I can add my 3 passions ( medicine, travel and the gospel) into one thing. *Doing the running man*  I see God's finger prints all over this.  Can you believe that  there are only 3 places in the whole country that offers this fellowship and I got accepted? The hubster has been beyond supportive and is willing to move his whole life to follow me to another state where we both dont know a single soul... talk about "two shall become one..."

Matt 25 vs 29: For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

We are ALL blessed with talents... Maybe you are a singer, a writer, a great cook, an encourager, can do calculus in your brain, a natural leader or an encourager. My question for you is what are you doing with these gifts? Are you like the servant with the 5 talents who invested his talents to the betterment of his master or are you like the servant who buried his and had no fruit to show for it? At the end, the scrap of a talent he had was even taken away from him and given to the servant who had a surplus. Are you being invested, using what you have to bring about change for the kingdom of God?


 If truth be told many of us are like the last servant. I remember spending years whining about not being able to sing like the hubster while completely leaving my own gift of writing dormant and unused. I tell you this today, God gives all according to their capabilities, he has absolutely NO reason to bless you with more if you are not properly using what you already have. Every talent, every quality, every possesion, everything we have is a seed that should be planted to bear fruit for God's kingdom. God isn't an ower, as you bless with it with your gifts, it will bless you right back!

...Musings from atop the potter's wheel...


Unveilinggold said...

Amen! Thank God for a supportive man.Mehn I am just trying to wrap my head around the fact that your husband is a minister (singer) at church and willing to leave that to support a bigger picture...Wow! Just wow!!!!So many people have been limited from moving because they are workers at church and feel they will be taking away from their calling..Amazing how everything came together for you....

I am guessing u are going to be with Doctors without borders? Congrats..You are definitely an inspiration

Beee said...

That's amazinggg... Congratsss! I love how you said during your waiting period, you went from knowing about him to truly knowing him. And I love love loveee when the pieces come together and u can look back, smile and shake your head at all the confusion and frustration that were part of the journey.
Congratsss again! :)

Anonymous said...

"I tell you this today, God gives all according to their capabilities, he has absolutely NO reason to bless you with more if you are not properly using what you already have." - WOW! WORD!!!

I wish you the very best for your future.

This post really ministered to me.

Uche Okonkwo said...

Congrats on the fellowship! More grace and strength to you.

In the midst of her said...

UV : Amen!! Thank you so much. Yes, the hubster is leaving it all because he shares this vision God has placed on my heart. The church of God is not within 4 walls, it lives in us!!

Bee:God is an amazing God, if we gave him free will, the things he would do…hmmm * Smh* Thank you so much!!

Anony: Amen!!! We need to keep moving, keep growing and keep developing. If we spend the $1 God gives you on rubbish, why would he give us more?

Uche:Thank you so much!!!!!

Mwajim Al said...

That is truly amazing and encouraging! I hope I can find how to fit my calling with my gifts too someday :D All the best!

Becqui Nicholas said...

It is good for us to discover the talent(s) God has blessed us with,and use them to touch lives and make a difference in this world..

Thanks for sharing this.

Jemima said...

wow, that is so are a blessed woman and your hubby is a worthy man..i am so green with envy i am still finding my way in that aspect..big congrats girl, truly truly happy for you !!!!

Destiny said...

truly inspiring, I love reading your blog as always, I pray God see you through.

What state are you moving to?

greatestfan said...

wow! You are such an instrument! May God continue to use you in Jesus name. I read your blog like its an important exam! Every word means a lot to me. God bless you....your greatest fan! I want to be a virtuous woman in Proverbs.

In the midst of her said...

Mwajim: You can and you will!!

Becqui:Absolutely!! We are the light of this world.

jemima: Awwh… Praise God! To him be the glory. Seek and you will find!

Destiny: Happy wedding day in advance!! You must be sooo excited. I know I am for you!

Greatest fan:Praise God! Your enthusiasm is so catching! I can’t help but smile. Thank you for reading my blog!

Akibo tommie said...

I kinda wrote about you here do check it out as a little token of my appreciation of that you stand for and what you do. Thanks for always speaking the truth to the glory of God. Keep doing what you do.

Rhapsody said...

You are here because it is God`s intention that you be here


E' said...

the only thing i saw here had to be hubby relocating with you...
there is only one thing i wanna say---- Ladies, marry well oooo
i mean, this is marriage like it shld be
God bless the hubster and ur fam and make incredible ways for your fam amen
my very BEST