Mar 23, 2004

"If you question everything you are asked to do, or dig in your heels at
every unpleasant challenge, you make it harder for the Lord to bless you.

"Your agency, the right to make choices, is not given so that you can get
what you want. This divine gift is provided so that you will choose what
your Father in Heaven wants for you. That way He can lead you to become all
that He intends you to be. That path leads to glorious joy and happiness."

(Richard G. Scott, "Finding Joy in Life," Ensign, May 1996, 25.)

Something to continually remember. I'm grateful for the LDS-gems that I get every day in my inbox. They help me to continually improve.

Oh how I want to serve the Lord. I wake up each morning and the desire burns within me. I yearn to fulfill His will for me. I want to serve in the capacity He had asked me to and will ask me to in the future.

I just want to do what is right, no matter how unpopular it may be. I just want to follow the Lord, and repay him for all that He has given me. I want to serve Him and my fellow brothers and sisters. I want to use the capacity that I have for love in such a way that is for once not rejected. Yet the Lord has given it to me for a reason, but every time I exercise it, pain and heartache soon follow. However, I am determined, so very determined, to continually strive to do His will, despite how many times I may fall.

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