I've been thinking about you a lot Casey, I always do but lately it's been a whole bunch. I'm reading this book right now called "Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul" as I anxiously await for my hopeful acceptance into UF's Nursing Program. One of the quotes in this book caught my attention & I wanted to share it with you. It read:
God does not ask your ability or your inability. He asks only your availability.
I wanted to see where this quote came from and I found a blog post that explained how beautiful & true this statement really is:
“So why doesn’t He ask our ability or inability? He knows what we’re capable of, but more than that, He sees our ability through the lens of His partnership with us. If we’re covered by Christ’s blood, He sees the ability, grace, and power we are covered in, and in conjunction with the gifts He has given us, there is nothing we cannot do. But we must trust that power and grace; we must stay under His covering; we have to rely on His facts rather than our feelings.
“God knows you better than anyone else, so you can trust that if He’s asked you to do something, you are capable of it. His will won’t lead you where His grace can’t keep you. Your part is to trust, obey, and rely on Him. Listen to facts, not your feelings. Feelings are based on perception; facts are based on truth.”
As much as I am anxious about whether or not I will have the opportunity to study these next 2 years to be a Gator Nurse, I know you are itching and anxious yourself to be move and communicate more and we all know you are highly capable of doing so and enduring further! Keep opening your heart to God while you work every day to reach your goals, you are doing an amazing job Casey! Everything is falling into place with time.
I heard your Dad and your Mom came up to the property last weekend and had a great time! I wasn’t able to make it but I really want to get you up there one day with us very soon! I would love to make a trip up to Stuart this summer to hang out with you too! If this weather ever gets any less rainy, we could do a pool day at your house with island music and everything, I’m so excited! I love you so much CJ
Love always your cousin,