...... ... ...
By: Tracey Ferrin, Moroni Channel
Clear Lake City Texas, USA
You would think by now that I would have it figured out.
I really like that quote that says, " if you find yourself a bit irritated or overwhelmed it's a sign you are not spending enough time with God and too much time with the world."
It's really true for me in my life. I tend to let my scripture study and prayer slide from time to time. When it does I find myself with less patience, easily overwhelmed, stressed out, and ready to snap
But then I remember that it doesn't have to be this way. Being that way is a CHOICE. And when I turn to my Heavenly Father and ask for HIS help, He ALWAYS gives it. When I am doing the things I should be and asking for His help daily, I can distinctively feel a difference in my life. My heart is at peace. My mind is clear and open to receive knowledge. I am more in tune with the spirit which allows me to be a better person and help others better. I am happier and more grateful.
The scriptures teach us that if we ask it shall be given. It mentions this many times throughout.
Sometimes I think Heavenly Father is just trying to teach me a (and the same one over and over) lesson. I'm such a strong independent person who thinks I can do things on my own. He gently reminds me that I can't.
Yesterday I knew I had two choices.
1. I could freak out and allow these feeling to overtake me and just be a mess or
2. I could turn to Him and ask for help.
I choose 2, Sure enough my mind and heart were at peace and I was no longer feeling the way I had been. Did it just happen because I prayed and asked!? No, I had to do the things I knew would help. I believe we have to make more of an effort then just pray. I had to take action. I prayed all day. I listened to some talks from my church. I opened up my scriptures even though I REALLY didn't want to. I don't believe that we can merely pray and sit around and wait for Him to create a miracle. We must act and do our part and He will do His.
I know I can only get so far in life on my own. But with Him by my side helping me I can accomplish so much. I can do so much! I can be so much more.
I've learned that He will not help me against my will. I must humble myself and ask for His help.
Seems like such an easy thing to do but I believe most of us struggle with this. Why? Well, I'm not 100% sure but I think partly because we think we can do it on our own (like me) or maybe we think we shouldn't go to such a powerful man with such silly request. I'm not sure, but I know if its important to me, it's important to Him.
I believe there is nothing to silly or small to pray about and ask for help with. He loves us so very much. I always remind myself of this. I think about how much I love my kids and then I think about how much He must truly love me as His daughter.
I don't just feel like a number to Him. I use to but not anymore. I know He knows me and wants to help me, but I must ask in faith and then take ACTION.
CONNECT WITH US
What is Moroni Channel?
MCH is a Selection Of Church News, LDS Trends, Stories, Mormon Lifestyle And Other Useful Ideas For The LDS Community. We provide fresh articles from members of The LDS Church and feature real-life stories of their Trials, Conversion, Missionary Work, and Personal Experiences.
Copyright © 2017 by Moroni Groups. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this content or the data or information included therein may be reproduced, republished or redistributed without the prior written consent of the Publisher & Moroni Channel except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial and church uses and purposes permitted by copyright laws.
Your Social Media Source In Providing Church News, Entertainment, Lifestyle And Other Useful Ideas That Are Relevant To The LDS Community.