Thursday, January 28, 2016

Here we are, another week has passed. I feel like I am really struggling to keep up with life. There is work and kids and school, etc. Sometimes it just seems like too much but I need to realize that it is just as important to be patient with myself as it is to be patient with other people. I have chosen to focus on the attribute of patience and I am not progressing as quickly as I would like. That is okay! Baby steps. Line upon line. Precept on precept. Here a little and there a little. Last week when I did a blog post you couldn't read the heading for my blog because the picture wasn't the right size so I changed the picture this week. I love this picture. It is called "Friends Set You Free"! Even though it is not a perfect comparison, I thought it went well with the saying at the top. It reads,"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." As I am trying to learn patience it feels like a journey of a thousand miles. I feel like I try and fail and try and fail again but each time I try again I am a little farther along than I was the last time I tried and failed. Heavenly Father only asks that we give our all and that He will fill in the rest. I keep trying and trying again and each time I need just a little less help, a little less help from on high. I really enjoyed a scripture I read in our group today in our gathering. It is Alma 44:4 "Now ye see that this is the true faith of God; yea, ye see that God will support, and keep, and preserve us, so long as we are faithful unto him, and unto our faith, and our religion; and never will the Lord suffer that we shall be destroyed except we should fall into transgression and deny our faith." I love this because it lets me know that I don't have to be perfect. I have to try and I have to have faith. God will support, keep and preserve me if I do those things. I know if I continue to work toward having more patience, He will help me achieve my righteous desires.


Sherrie said...

This was your birthday post? I think you're doing incredibly well! Single parents deserve all the accolades and parents of downs kids deserve all the accolades and parents of twins deserve all the accolades and you are ALL THREE! Yes, be patient with yourself, and continue to rely on the Lord. Your example is an inspiration.

Staffords said...

Hi Sherrie! I am in the Pathway program and making blog posts is one of the options for our assignments. I haven't used the blog in quite awhile but am thinking of starting a new one as a source of income. Just need to narrow down the concept. I hope you and your family are doing well. I still want to make it back to Rexburg. I haven't been since '97. I would love to see you when we come. Maybe this spring? I sure miss your smile. Love ya!