Sunday, February 24, 2013

Inspired Weekend Message - The One

This weekend was our Stake Women's Conference and as always, I was so glad that I went and completely edified.

The theme was "The One" meaning Christ and seeking out the one person you can help lift. The message I enjoyed the most was when a brother from my ward spoke about our purpose in this life. He said that we all knew what our purpose/mission was before we came and we agreed to fulfill it. We were chosen to come to the earth at this time and to the very location we were sent for a reason. The Lord needed us to fulfill certain tasks that only we could do with our special gifts and talents. Because we have free agency, should we choose to stray off the path and not seek after our purpose and divine callings, the Lord will find someone else to complete the task that we were supposed to and had agreed to do - HOWEVER, that person will not be able to do it as good as we would have, which is why we were the one initially chosen to do it.

That was very powerful to me. Sometimes we think that we are just average or ordinary. That we lack so many things and if only we could do this or that better. We forget to realize that we are all unique. You just might have that certain personality that I need at a certain moment in my life to help me over a tough hurdle. Sure someone else could come along and give it a go but you would have done it better. Isn't that amazing to think about?

Next time you second guess yourself about your abilities, gifts and talents - think about this quote from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf -

"You may feel that there are others who are more capable or more experienced who could fulfill your callings and assignments better than you can, but the Lord gave you your responsibilities for a reason. There may be people and hearts only you can reach and touch. Perhaps no one else could do it in quite the same way."

 I'm taking on a new challenge and I invite you to join me. My new motto is: Forget Yourself

Anytime I am unhappy it's because I'm too worried about myself. My happiness, my free time, my goals, my needs, my wants etc. When I lose myself in the service of others I am happiest. Each morning when you pray, ask the Lord to guide you to someone "the one" who you can help. You will be humbled by the opportunities that come your way.  Anytime you get the opportunity to serve or help someone, be grateful for it. Don't complain or hope to pass it off onto someone else, it was sent your way for a reason! You'll be blessed.

I say this in the name of Jesus Christ amen.


Tiffanie said...

Ok, I have another book to recommend "Through His Eyes" by Virginia Pearce. In that quote by Pres. Uchtdorf, those feelings we might have sometimes come from lies we're telling ourselves in our head. If we're listening to Christ, we'd only hear positive things that will lift us, give us joy and peace. Sister Pearce's book helped me learn to sort out my thoughts, and whenever I'm unhappy, it's cause I'm listening to the wrong voice in my head, listening to a lie instead of Christ and the Spirit - Truth (She calls the thoughts/voices our "Belief Box" and how we need to make sure we are listening to Eternal Truth with a capital T.) It's a book that really helped me. :)

Lindsey said...

Thanks Tiffanie! I love your book recommendations! Can't wait to read it! :)