I can do hard things! Those of you who have served missions or have prepared for "BIG" moments in your life know that satan tries every trick in the book to get you to fail. From recieving my call till just reciently I didn't know how good of a player satan is and how he can throw some pretty wicked curve balls. As I have found my self dealing with hardships and pleading with the Lord my testimony has grown and my faith has increased and therefore I can do hard things!
I know that the pains that I feel and the hardships I face I know that those pains have already been felt for me. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I can be healed and I'm not going through this alone because he has felt what I felt. I learned that the Atonement is not just for repenting of your sins it's for heartache, it's for anger, it's for any and every emotion that we feel and that we need to use this Atonement as well and remember we are not alone. I have also learned that Heavenly Father knows me and my needs and hears my pleads and my prayers. I know that he answers it might not be on our time but it is in the time that we need it to be answered. I know that through hard times it is hard to have faith and hard to be positive and hard to do things but 'trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understandings" I think thats what it says I could just be making up my own doctrine. The Lord will never try us more then we are able. Do not doubt your self have faith and believe and everything will work together and out for the good. Whats meant to be will always find it's way.
As the mission approaches I think I have one fire put out like how the heck I'm going to get all my clothes and shoes with me when I can only have 50 pound bags and then realize that I haven't taken temple prep and I have less then a month to take it. Thats a little big more of a problem then shoes and clothes. I have that taken care of though and will be going through the temple the first saturday of November and am very excited. I am very excited and ready to serve I have been looking forward to this for a long time.
until the next post we can all do hard things. Trust in the Lord and serve!