Monday, November 3, 2014

Wow!

A lot has happened since I last wrote.  I'm not going to really get into what has happened this week (I know, I don't write all that often) but I will give a little recap on my life and then talk a little more about my thoughts.  
I have moved from the location I was before to Idaho.  I'm going to school, dating around,working,  and trying my best to be an example of Christ in all that I do and say.  I am being the best member missionary that I can be despite challenges and a busy life schedule.
Today marks a significant day in my life.  It is the day that I was released from wearing the tag on my blouse.  It is the day that I chose to paint it on my heart never to be removed.  It is also the day, 2 years ago, that the paperwork necessary in order to go out and serve were officially submitted for review.
This day brings forth a lot of though and reflection about how I have spent these last 2 years of my life.  I have had a roller coaster of joys and heartache.  I have experienced pain that I cannot put into words both physically, emotionally and spiritually but I have also experienced joy to the same extent.  
I am who I am today because of what I went through in the days that preceded this.  I am far from perfect.  I don't have my life figured out, far from it actually; but I know that there is a plan in place.
Recently, when being set apart(being set apart means that I am given a blessing {see previous posts for definition of blessing} that not only gives me guidance and counsel that I need to accomplish the task but also gives me the authority to accomplish that which is needed ) for a calling (assignment or position within the church in order to help maintain order and help make sure that all people of the congregation are taken care of and have people to help them when they need it) I received some counsel that I feel could benefit some of those who are reading this.  The counsel was that as I put the Lord first in my life, and prioritize my life that the questions I have been pondering in my heart would receive clear answers.  
I know with all the energy of my soul that as we each place the Lord at the top of our lists and take care of the things that are of the most worth (eternally) first that we will be given the time, energy, focus and help to accomplish that which is necessary afterwards.
I love you all!  Feel free to comment, or email me or contact me in some way if you have any questions or comments. I would love to hear your thoughts.