How God Turned the Impossible into Reality
Has there been something in your life that you envision for yourself? Perhaps a dream, a calling, a passion, or a desire God has placed on your heart to pursue?
That little voice in your head is important; don’t ignore it, listen to it.
The little signs God places in your life: an acceptance into your dream school, a new job, a leading position at church, a new friend...don’t ignore them, listen to them.
There are no coincidences with God, He has placed every person and every new situation in your life for a reason, a purpose.
The road to where you want to go might seem long, scary, and nearly impossible, but with His guidance and by asking Him for His clarity He will pave your path and make a way where there seems to be no way. Soon you will see the so called “impossible” be transformed to possible.
I am an alumni from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), alumni of seven days! Can you tell I’m happy? I entered FGCU as a pre nursing student with a dream of becoming a nurse. Through personal experiences with my younger sister who experienced a profound hearing loss, I knew nursing was the path God chose for me. Nursing school is extremely challenging and very competitive to get into. From the beginning I was constantly given the statistics of the small percentage of those who get accepted and succeed in the nursing program and, to say the least, the numbers weren’t too encouraging. Hundreds and hundreds of students applied from all over Florida and roughly 60 were accepted… I kept wondering how I was going to beat these odds. There are so many people I am running up against why would they choose me out of everyone applying? I found myself constantly worrying, expecting the worst, and fearing the unknown.
Day by day God would continue to show up in my life, even when I continued to worry and think I couldn’t beat the odds. After two years of hard studying in my pre requisite nursing classes I applied to the nursing program and the impossible became possible by being one of the 60 who were accepted. I was filled with joy; it was a really special and rewarding time.
The summer before nursing school started the voice of doubt crept back into my head and I found myself at a state of constant worry. The classes I had to take to get into the program were so challenging I couldn’t possibly imagine what the classes in the program were going to be like. It was only weeks before the program start date and I’m telling you guys I was not going, my mom could testify to this. I let fear and doubt drive me to a low point and I truly felt like I was being set up to fail.
After many conversations with my mom, family, and close friends, I left with this mindset: What is the worst that could happen? You don’t pass a class? You have to repeat a semester? You have to switch programs? Regardless of the outcome none of that in the end would define me as a person, because I knew that whatever God’s purpose was for me. He would make a way where there seems to be no way and would not set me up for failure.
Since that day and since nursing school, I learned what it meant to truly put my faith and trust in Him. Now I can say, after nearly 100 exams later, 700 clinical hours, countless days and nights studying, He was there with me, studying with me, and extending his presence through me with every patient I encountered.
“God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers”
One particular experience in nursing school that drove me to a low point was when I did not score the score needed on my exit exam for the program, 100 exams later, I thought I had it down by now! The policy was if you were not successful the first attempt, you were able to re take a different version but had to reach an even higher score. I was devastated, I felt alone, and completely empty. The light of graduation only a month away, soon became a black hole. I was confused with God, I couldn’t wrap my head around how this was happening to me.
Delight was the following night of receiving these results, (favorite day of the week), our region director Miss Abby was with us that week. I shared with the girls what I was going through and immediately broke down in tears. Abby gave me such words of wisdom that night, that He deserves all of the glory, for I did not make it to my last exam on my own understanding, but because He was with me the entire time. God showed me how my pride was coming in the way and I am grateful for this humbling experience.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
This verse helped me through the weeks preparing to retake the exam and I am happy to say I passed it, graduated from nursing school, and am now a Registered Nurse, isn’t He amazing!!!
Put your faith in Him, trust Him, love Him, worship Him. DIVE IN whole heartedly, He has his hand out and is waiting to grab yours and give you a life full of freedom, love, and hope! He will make your impossible, possible.
About the Author
Analese Carlucci // @anacarlucci
Hi everyone! My name is Analese Carlucci, I was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut, and recently graduated from nursing school at Florida Gulf Coast University this spring! So, a little about me… I am now a Registered Nurse! I have three amazing sisters and two adorable black labs, fun fact: my dog had a litter of thirteen puppies at my house last summer! I love coffee, pool days, laughing, and Sunday dinners. I am so excited to share through my blog posts how the Lord has transformed my life, I hope you all enjoy!