28.2.11

Sunday Was Mine

Our lesson in Relief Society yesterday was fantastic. I love it when I feel like what was discussed was specifically for me, and our teacher did a fantastic job of saying just exactly what I needed to hear. Life right now is messy, not horrible or anything, just messy. Sometimes there are a lot of questions and not a lot of answers. Maybe some missed opportunities, or just different opportunities laid out for us. As a family we are happy, but are we happy with where our family physically is? All that sort of stuff. Grown up stuff that I'm not overly fond of or that I don't really feel "old enough" to be dealing with, despite 27 creeping slowly towards me. I dunno it's just a weird stage of life to be at I think.

Anywho, this is the link to the talk we studied and one of my favorite quotes from our lesson yesterday,
http://lds.org/general-conference/2010/10/the-transforming-power-of-faith-and-character?lang=eng&query=faith+character

"Faith and character are intimately related. Faith in the power of obedience to the commandments of God will forge strength of character available to you in times of urgent need. Such character is not developed in moments of great challenge or temptation. That is when it is intended to be used. Your exercise of faith in true principles builds character; fortified character expands your capacity to exercise more faith. As a result, your capacity and confidence to conquer the trials of life is enhanced. The more your character is fortified, the more enabled you are to benefit from exercising the power of faith. You will discover how faith and character interact to strengthen one another. Character is woven patiently from threads of applied principle, doctrine, and obedience."

So in short, the whole talk is awesome and our discussion of it yesterday made me feel a little bit better about where we're at right now. I just sometimes wish it were easier to see the big whole of the picture and not just the little piece in front of my nose, ya know?

2 comments:

The Hatch Family said...

Powerful quote! I am going to have to read this talk. I love all of your RS lesson posts. I haven't been to RS in way too long and love the inspiration I get when I read what you wrote.....thanks!

Megan said...

Our lesson was crazy good yesterday too. It does feel messy right now, and I'm much older than you, what with 27 slowly slipping away from me... Regardless, this morning was a bad morning for me. Not that anything in particular was wrong, I just handled it badly. Now I am calling today a character building day.