Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Musings

I read this blog post this morning. It was about preparing our daughters for real life. How to teach them courage and not shelter them from the reality that life is hard. She quoted Joshua 1:9 and how they use that scripture in their family as a courage bolster. I remembered it from last year's Mutual theme. Here's the scripture in case you're not familiar with it.

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

This prompted some serious thought for me this morning. Life has been hard for me lately. Many things are piled on my plate - some from my own choice and some have been put there by others. I've found myself complaining and lamenting how unfair it is for me. I've cried that I feel so alone. Wo, wo is me. On and on I go.

I'm amazed at the power one scripture can have. I've had my eyes opened in a way. I've been afraid and lacking faith. I haven't seen the amazing things that the Lord is doing in my life. "...Mine eyes are upon you. I am in your midst...." (D&C 38:7) I need to remember this more as I go about my life. Most of what feels hard are things that the Lord has asked me or prompted me to do. I know He wouldn't leave me alone to accomplish them. I need to do more drawing near and seeking rather just asking and asking and asking. (D&C 88:63)

Today was a better day. I felt more peaceful and less anxious. I fussed less and said yes more. I enjoyed my day more and was more deliberate about the choices I made. I am grateful for today!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm glad you found strength and peace about what's going on in your life right now. I too am really struggling with what's going on in my life right now. I hope I can find the strength to carry on with a better attitude.