How’s the last month of the year going like for you?
So it’s no longer news that I’m an aspiring doctor
But then I sometimes ask myself
“Hey girl, are you sure you want to be a doctor?
Are you sure you’ve got what it takes
All the stress, the exams and all
Can you really cope?
Forget the prestige of the name doctor,
Do you love the job?
Forget the lab coat,
Do you love the lifestyle (because medicine is a lifestyle)
Are you sure someone can entrust their life in your hands?
Forget all those childhood dreams, Debbie,
Do you really have the passion?
Have you been called to it? (because being a doctor is a calling)”
And then I answer myself saying
“I can do it
I was born for it
I have the passion to be a doctor
I love the job
And the lifestyle too
I believe I can do all things
Because Christ has given me the strength
I know that I have been called into this tasking army
God has given me the opportunity to choose between life and death
And I have chosen life
So yes, someone can entrust their life in my hands
Not because I can do it all
But because I know the eternal creator is always beside me
I am going into this, not for myself
But because I know
A lot of lives are tied to it
Both spiritually and physically”
And whenever I remind myself this,
I get a new zeal
A new strength to forge ahead, to carry on
I am reassured in my spirit
That I can do this
And yes I will.
Deborah Adeyanju Is An Aspiring Medical Doctor Who Is Passionate About Making A Difference In The World Of Medicine And Life. Read Her Previous Article HERE.