I planned to write this post last night, and then that failed, and then this morning, before I go out to meet a friend for brunch, but that’s going to fail too because I need to leave in 10 minutes….
Anyway, it’s 2 am now on the same (next??) day, and I think that shows quite well how something I really need is BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT.
After 5 days of school, sad to say, only the 1st and 2nd days were truly easy. The others have mostly been ‘eh??!?’ lectures, where I tried to dredge out from the dark recesses of my mind (the bits on an extended recess) something involving….. math, and Vmax and things I learnt long long ago that I conveniently threw away once I left jc. The bright side is, I didn’t fall asleep at all! 😉
I have quite enjoyed my first week of uni though; for example, borrowing a whole ton of fat medical books and putting them on one’s shelf can have a great effect in how intelligent one believes she really is. But jokes aside, the sheer volume of things we have to know by heart can be quite intimidating. My parents have already recommended 4 hours of revision daily, and between church commitments,
watching all my tv shows (sacrifices have to be made 😦 ), and doing general fresher things (pub crawl, anyone?), it’s easy to compromise on the ‘little’ things, like QT, or journaling and reading my bible. But I went for OCF on Friday night, and what was shared really struck me, on how God has set eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11), and I had more to say on this, but I’ve forgotten what the point of this whole post was anyway, and so I really pray that whatever I do in school, I do it with eternity in mind, and remember that God is the author of time, and I can surrender my own time to Him, and trust that He will govern it. What is 4 hours really, in light of eternity? I think the need to surrender didn’t stop at getting into medical school, but it’s something that I’m going to have to intentionally do for the next 5 years (and beyond).
So my goals for this upcoming academic year are:
1) to continue to surrender and trust in Him (I have a mind of Christ!!!)
2) not to compromise (on things big and small!)
3) to do things intentionally, with eternity in mind
4) (perhaps most importantly) to cherish the time I have here, and to always try and be a blessing to those He has placed around me
“I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. ” – Ecclesiastes 3: 10-13