I am a person of action. When I say I'm going to do something I try my hardest to make sure those things happen. I never want to cause a person disappointment at my lack of being irresponsible.
In fact, I am rather hard on myself. I hold myself to a really hard, really high standard. I make many mistakes and then ya know..
Beat myself up over them!
We as members of the LDS church, we are looked at under a microscope, by the media, friends, family, and strangers. People want to know about these "peculiar" people.
Why do they do the things they do?
I'll never forget one of R's co-workers (who knew before hand he was a member of the church) saying she was so worried she wouldn't be able to cuss anymore or gossip once he worked there!
Little did she know how laid back R was and how he has a potty mouth as well at times. Now they are really good friends.
He's working on it.
We all are!
That's the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, striving to be better each day.
We need to share more stories of times when we didn't do so well.
There are times in every. single. person's life when they didn't exactly make the best of choices.
No one except Jesus Christ has walked this earth perfect and free of sin.
So who are we really to hang past sins or actions over each other's heads?
Those who have sinned and personally know the experience of the Atonement are that much better at being missionaries.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ when sought after can heal all grievous actions we have taken.
I love the scripture:
Isaiah 29: 13-15
Wherefore the Lord said, forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Isaiah is always a tough one to get through, I avoided that religion class at BYU!
Hmmmmm, this is a good one to ponder... thoughts?
Please share with me how your personal happiness has improved today!