By: Don Bowman, Moroni Channel
United States Of America
One of the toughest things sometimes we can endure, while sojourning this earth, is patience within ourselves, while awaiting, even while a yearning, or a wanting is surging within our souls. We think we are readying and prepared, having the tools necessary, to march forward and to take our rightful place and station, in this our bustling world, or even in the world of God’s kingdom and church. We at times, however, then are instead placed, as on a shelf, seemingly only to be stared at, and not to be effectively used as we would like. There are some that even are seemingly trimmed down to such an uncomely dwarf of a bush, thinking that all is lost, that time as past them by, sitting, waiting, waiting, waiting on a shelf. They fatefully think that this shelf is going to be their only and final home. Their pursuits wants and desire are supposedly all for naught. ​

Yet within, unnoticed, God is working, many, many things, yea, even miracles, arranging, rearranging, forming and shaping, and setting in order an celestial heavenly form, within the soul of man. Yet, we will then be chosen and called in this life, or even in the life to come, to render service, or pursue our temporal and spiritual wants and desires, and to finally become His precious jewels, Priest, and Priestess, Kings, and Queens.And even in this life, we may be chosen and called, to share and contribute, the talents and gifts within. You know, the ones that grew within while waiting, waiting on the shelf, because you were not just waiting, but stretching, paying the price of worshiping the Lord God, trying and keeping his laws and covenants, praying, and searching the scriptures, even amidst the storms, and tribulations of life, for we know that all tribulations worketh patience.

3 Nephi 24:16 – 18 Then they that feared the Lord spake often oneto another, and the Lord hearkened and heard;and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.  And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them as a manspareth his own son that serveth him.  Then shall ye returnand discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

Romans 5:3 – 4 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

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