Closing Doors part 2

Writing 101: day – thirteen Serial Killer II

If you missed part one follow the link: Closing Doors part 1

Closing Doors part 2

All I ever wanted to be was a nurse and sadly that door of my life had been shut.  Now, I had to search for a new job but what?  Looking back now I can see how God’s plan was the best plan for me.  There is a reason I had to leave my nursing job and enter the next realm of His plan.

You know it is His plan when your choir director hands you a newspaper clipping and tells you, “You need to call this number.”  I looked at the clipping and said there is no way I am going to get hired for this job!  I knew nothing about eyes.  The newspaper clipping was for an ophthalmic assistant and they were willing to train the right person.  So what did I do?  I, of course, held on to the newspaper ad and starting looking for a job because I knew what was best for me.

Boy, can God be persistent in His pursuit.  In the back of my mind I just kept thinking I should really call that eye doctor’s place.  When I finally got around to calling they immediately said come on in for an interview.  I sent my resume in and scheduled the interview.  Talk about the right job at the right time.  To say the least I was hired and my first week was a constant headache.  There was so, so much to learn.  I never knew really how intrigue the eye was.  The doctor took me under his wing and taught me so much in which I am so grateful for.

After working as an ophthalmic assistant for two years I thought, this is why God put me in this job.  My father was up visiting from South Carolina to spend time with my brother who was dying from lung cancer secondary to malignant melanoma.  You see my father’s eye became very red and blurry urgently so the ophthalmologist said for me to bring him in so he could look at his eye.  God’s timing is always perfect!  My father ended up needing an emergent laser procedure that day because the drainage angle in his eye became very shallow almost to the point of being closed which caused the redness and the extremely blurred vision.  If left untreated my father would of lost sight in that eye.  This is one of two major reasons to why I was placed in that position at that time in my life.  Of course, I did not know then the second major reason until a couple of years later.


About debbestillandlisten

Worshipper and follower of Jesus Christ. God has given this Christian the privilege of loving and caring for my amazing son. I absolutely love to worship our Lord and Savior and to be in His presence; there is nothing better!
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2 Responses to Closing Doors part 2

  1. God’s reasons for things are so astounding! We would never think to take a job because it would benefit one person two years after taking it…but our God does think like this.


    • Looking back I now see that His plan is the perfect one! I am learning to wait for His will be done in my life and praying that I don’t throw my two cents in when it is not needed. I have to say I am not always successful in that department though. lol


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