With a pounding heart, I held my breath and clicked the dreaded share button. I told the world that “I am not ashamed of the of the gospel of Christ.”
I wondered if God still remembered me. I felt lost and alone. Then I had an experience that changed me.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all we are asked to do, but doing better doesn’t always mean doing more. You don’t have to do it all, you are never done, and you can be okay with that. As we seek the Lord’s will and strive to do it, we are assured that every small effort is accepted.
What IS the role of women in the Church? If men have the priesthood, what do we have? I have wrestled with those questions. It has been an ongoing journey, but a few insights have helped illuminate my understanding.
To anyone who feels they don’t fit in at church—you truly do. We all have imperfections, and we all need each other’s support.
What has Relief Society meant for me? It has meant a never-ending wealth of assistance from heaven and from earth that has helped me begin to prepare for the blessings of eternal life.
Have you ever felt ordinary, maybe even less than average? Know that your Heavenly Father will provide all that you need to become “extra”-ordinary as a child of God.
In the middle of all the motherhood monotony, I realized that even though I loved my life, I no longer loved myself in my life. I had given all of myself to my family and had forgotten who I was. Six things soon helped me put my life back into balance and ultimately helped me find me again.
When God let my life crumble, it wasn’t because He didn’t love me. He let my life crumble because He wanted me back. He wanted to teach me. He wanted to change me.
In the words of one faith leader, “There is no need to want someone else’s blessing. We each have our own.”
Maybe feeling cheated by 78 “likes” on a posted picture that I thought deserved a million means I’ve swung too far from what I once understood about self-worth.