Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 10

The bit of wisdom I heard today:

"How soon we forget. It would not have been better to stay and serve the Egyptians, and it is not better to remain outside the Church nor to reject a mission call nor to put off marriage and so on and so on forever. Of course our faith will be tested as we fight through these self-doubts and second thoughts. Some days we will be miraculously led out of Egypt—seemingly free, seemingly on our way—only to come to yet another confrontation, like all that water lying before us. At those times we must resist the temptation to panic and to give up. At those times fear will be the strongest of the adversary's weapons against us.

'And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. . . . The Lord shall fight for you.'"
-- Jeffrey R. Holland

Sometimes when life is stressful, I start doubting myself and especially my choices to take on huge, grown up responsibilities at such a young age. I mean, really, I'm a kid trying to raise a kid! But this was a good reminder that when I made these important decisions, it was because I knew they were the best thing for me, though definitely not the easiest.

1 comment:

Lari said...

I love that quote! I especially needed it today. It is so strange because you are at one end of the spectrum feeling too young and I am at the other feeling too old. YET, that quote fits and fixes both.