Friday, May 20, 2011

Who Do You Want To Be?

"Be grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble, be prayerful."
-Gordon B. Hinckley 
BE the individual that God knows you can BE! Life is like a puzzle! You learn one step or piece at a time. Through trails, adversity, goals, achievements, accomplishments, obstacles and so forth you come to know yourself and become who you truly want to be! You gain personality, character, integrity and a sense of being. Put each piece of the puzzle together and you will see how wonderful God has helped you become! You are truly a child of God :)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby Steps

Alma 28:30
"For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more.."
In life we think sometimes we must know everything at once, change our entire lifestyle or be able to fix something all at once. I know I've thought and felt that way many of times before in my life! I thought I was right too...but then I realized that it doesn't work that way. Some things may, but usually they don't. Christ, under the direction of God, did not make everything in one day, rather over a period of 6 days. A doctor doesn't know how to diagnose every illness the first day of medical school. A football team isn't perfect in every play before they start the season. A mom doesn't know everything that is required before she has her first child. A dog can't learn every trick in one day (if your dog can, please come teach mine!) 
Life takes patience and perseverance! Life is a learning experience! Take each day like it's your last and learn all you can! Take life one step at a time!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Got Strength?

 "I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
-Phillipians 4:13

Sometimes in life we doubt. Give up hope. Let ourselves down. Feel overwhelmed. Don't think we're good enough. Lack Motivation. Can't do anything.

In our Heavenly Father's eyes these are all wrong thoughts and impressions. He loves us and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to experience life in such a way that he can help each of us in EVERY aspect of our lives! If we seek him we will happily find him :) He is our strength when we are weak!

I know that through Christ ALL things are possible!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Real Straight and Narrow

So all throughout life we hear the the way to heaven is straight and narrow. We must not leave this path or else we cannot return. This is true! Some fail to mention, though the path is straight, it DOES NOT mean that it is flat. Whoever thought that the straight and narrow was flat is sadly mistaken. 

The real straight and narrow has many ups and downs, potholes, quicksand, obstacles, low branches and even a few gaps you must jump! It's not always easy, but always possible!

One of my favorite quotes...

“One’s life cannot be both faith-filled and stress-free. Therefore, how can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, ‘Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which made Thee what Thou art! Then let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share Thy joy!’ Real faith is required to endure this necessary but painful developmental process.”
-Neal A. Maxwell

All along the path there is one thing for certain, Jesus Christ is right by your side coaching and encouraging you along the way! You are NEVER alone and He NEVER will leave you in the dark! He led the way from the beginning and is there to help and guide you on YOUR path back to God! He knows and loves you. He knows how you feel. Turn to Him for help in your rough times and trials and always remember to SMILE :)