Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Fav'

I don't usually do this... but I feel it might be helpful to someone else so here we go... Sometimes it is hard to see the bigger picture, aka the Lord's plan for us. Life is full of disappointments OR opportunities for growth. It is your privilege to decide which it is. It's all about your attitude! We know that God has a plan for each and every one of us. We may not understand it now or anytime in the near future, but all we are asked to do is have faith in Him and pray that we will be able to align our plan for ourselves, with God's. He knows what's up, even when we don't. Which for me is 99% of the time. I loved D. Todd Christofferson's talk from this last General Conference...

"I would like to speak of one particular attitude and practice we need to adopt if we are to meet our Heavenly Father’s high expectations. It is this: willingly to accept and even seek correction. Correction is vital if we would conform our lives “unto a perfect man, [that is,] unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). Paul said of divine correction or chastening, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth” (Hebrews 12:6). Though it is often difficult to endure, truly we ought to rejoice that God considers us worth the time and trouble to correct. "

So I am grateful for this opportunity to grow and become more like my Savior. Do I know what is going to happen? No. But I know that Heavenly Father has a plan, and He knows what He is doing. So I'm going with that. I also know that even though we may not understand everything, we are never alone. I truly believe that people have been placed in my life just at the right time. They probably don't even realize the influence they have, or how much they help others. I am also so grateful for the people in my life who make me a better person and serve as great examples to me. It's great to feel loved. Time to pay it forward.