Starting classes up again has made my brain feel like a nice delicious plate of scrambled eggs. But you know what? Life is great! Things might seem hard (like remembering math... as a math major), things might get stressful, and sometimes it's been easy to focus on that--the right then and there of a hard, stressful situation. But the Lord has given me some great reminders this past week and a half!
|I didn't take any pictures this week, but a guy with a fancy camera did!|
2. God answers prayers, but a lot of the time, it's up to us to find the answer. I've seen so many small (and big) miracles these past two weeks, but only after reviewing the things I've prayed for and the things that happened, or didn't happen, in the proceeding hours, days, whatever. It's so easy to miss when we're not looking!
3. Yeah, trials are hard. But they're necessary. To become who we want to be, we have to overcome trials that our "who we want to be" selves would be able to handle. It's like spiritual weight lifting: we might be that scrawny white kid at the gym, but we have to start lifting if we ever hope to look like that fridge of a man in the corner! The best way to tackle something (or someone... not that I would know...) is take it down head on, even though we feel like taking it at an angle might soften the impact. Just go for it. With all your momentum heading that direction, you'll make it there. Just like Jacob in the Book of Mormon said,
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"We have been driven out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path," (2 Nephi 10:20).I challenge you to seek for God's hand in your life every day, because it's always there. It's there in helping you find people to serve, in answering prayers, and in helping you through trials. Show God your appreciation for His help by always remembering Him, not just when we need things or when times get hard. Life is so much happier with Someone who knows what He's doing! So get that happiness!