I'll Never Be A Pathologist! (Acts 9:18)

I still remember my first day of histology as a first year medical student. It was 2 hours of dizzying work, peering through a microscope, staring at brightly stained microscope slides, depicting varying organs of the body. Not only was this not interesting, I was getting a massive headache. At the end of the day, I let out an exasperated yell, “I’ll never be a pathologist!”

If I listened to my own rantings, I would probably be leading a far different life, probably a pediatrician rather than a pathologist. It was a series of fortunate encounters with well-meaning mentors that slowly revealed to me, over several years, my chosen specialty.

Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.
Acts 9:18

I am thankful this revelation for my life’s direction was not as traumatic as the Apostle Paul’s. Blinded by light, confronted by our Lord Jesus Christ, and led away blind for 3 days without food or drink. Whew!

Something like scales! The balance of Paul’s life was dramatically shifted and reoriented. When God wants your attention, He will act! If God is asking you to act, don’t hesitate to respond.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.