What’s In A Name?

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A common question that I receive is “How did you choose the name Studio 46:10?”

When deciding on my business name, I wanted it to be meaningful and have a purpose behind it. I wanted it to reflect my life thus far and be the sum of my decisions and experiences up until this point. The bible verse Psalm 46:10 was the immediate choice.

Over the last 3 years I had been pursuing a career in medicine. After graduating with a B.S. in Exercise Science, I decided I wanted to go back to school to become a physician assistant. I didn’t realize my new-found love for medicine until after graduating, so I had to play ‘catch-up’ to fulfill all of the application requirements. This meant going back to school to complete prerequisite classes, obtaining certifications to work in healthcare, and shadowing PAs and physicians in my spare time. God opened so many doors for me to pursue PA school by getting me into the classes I needed at the last minute, providing the perfect job to gain clinical experience, and helping me to find a mentor. Yet, despite all of my efforts, I was denied from all of the programs I applied to my first year. DENIED. I was devastated. Not kind of devastated. Like my whole world is ending type of devastated. WOAH.  If that isn’t a heart check than I don’t what is.

Being turned down by PA school was such an eye-opener to the idol that I made school/success/status/money as well as my need to control my life. Yes, I went into medicine to help and serve others but slowly overtime that kind motive was twisted into a self-centered and self-seeking desire. There was no way I could overcome or be healed from my sin of idolatry and control, so I gave it up to God. I was devastated over the truth that I had put PA school above God and I wanted to be redeemed from that ASAP.  And God was faithful to do so. Psalm 46:10 was immediately placed into my heart as my go-to verse for when I doubt God’s sovereignty or feel like my life has no clear direction. But without fail, the truth of His words return to me and resonate with me… “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Naming my business after Studio 46:10 is a constant reminder that despite my lack of control, God is sovereign, all-powerful, and best of all good and that my purpose in this life is to bring HIM glory.

In the process of being changed and renewed, God reintroduced me to creative side. I was accepted for interviews my second year applying, but by God’s grace and faithfulness I was able to turn away from PA school to pursue my new calling, calligraphy.

Nicole

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  1. Jane Shine says:

    So lovely. You have the verse and I got the tattoo. hahaha

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