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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Amazing

Yesterday was a little bit of a rough day for me. Like most mothers, or women I worry what other's think way to much. Court is constantly telling me "just don't worry about it. Who cares what they think..."
Someone did something that really hurt my feelings. The worst part was, I am sure they were trying to do just that. The old saying kept coming to mind, but I can't remember how it goes.. something about being a fool if you get offended, but it is a bigger fool that gets offended when someone is trying to offend... or something like that. I kept thinking about that, telling myself I was a fool if I let it get to me. But the truth is her comment really hurt. I couldn't go to sleep I kept thinking man I wish I was a guy and could really just put it out of my mind. After sitting there for an hour, I got a feeling to open up the yw personal progress book. The first thing I saw, was a beautiful picture of the savior, with this scripture below it.

Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him. (Moroni 10:32)

I can't tell you how hard it struck me, that if I could just turn to my Savior, I would be able to let it go. Not only that but I would be able to let my feelings of inadequacy go. I could be perfected. I turned two more pages, and this is what I read:

You are a beloved daughter of Heavenly Father, prepared to come to the earth at this particular time for a sacred and glorious purpose. You have the noble calling to use your strength and influence for good. Your loving Heavenly Father has blessed you with talents and abilities that will help you fulfill your divine mission. Through personal prayer, scripture study, obedience to the commandments, and service to others, you can develop these gifts.
Use your influence to lift and bless your family, other young women, and the young men with whom you associate. Honor womanhood, support the priesthood, and treasure faithful motherhood and fatherhood.
As you participate in Personal Progress, you join with thousands of other young women who are striving to come unto Christ and “stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9). Counsel with your parents, and prayerfully choose goals that will help you cultivate feminine virtues, grow spiritually, and reach your divine potential. Take advantage of your time in Young Women by preparing to receive the sacred ordinances of the temple, to be a faithful wife and mother, and to strengthen the home and family.
The First Presidency

I want to thank my Heavenly Father for the amazing experience I had last night! And for how it changed me. I think one of the things that I was struggling with most was answered in these three sentences :

Your loving Heavenly Father has blessed you with talents and abilities that will help you fulfill your divine mission. Through personal prayer, scripture study, obedience to the commandments, and service to others, you can develop these gifts. Use your influence to lift and bless your family, other young women, and the young men with whom you associate.

While reading this I realized that this was for me, and for every other women. I think that really is what changed me, I need to not belittle or be jealous of other's success'. I have a purpose, and they have a purpose, each divine. Each with our own talents and abilities unique and tailored for us.

9 comments:

Kandice said...

I am sorry you got hurt. I am So So glad that I am not the only one that gets my feelings hurt. I try really hard to "let it go" too, but it just does not work. I think the Lord gives us so many chances to recover and "get over it" so to speak, and for that I am so grateful too. I am glad you found something that worked for you. Thanks for sharing!

The Peterson's said...

See, so accually that person did you a favor because your testimony grew. Look at it that way and always remember that you are an amazing woman and there is tons of people who love your guts.

Josh and Kristen said...

I am sorry that you were so upset. I understand that kind of hurt. I really, really, really hope that when you brought the caterpillars to my house that I didn't say anything that might have offended you. Now I am obsessing over it. I hope that you know how sweet I think it was that you brought the crawly little critters for my boys they love them. I have been going over and over and over the few minutes you were at the door, and if it is me you are talking about... I am SINCERELY sorry. I can't think of anything I might have said, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if I did. You are such a sweetheart and I would NEVER want to offend you.

Kristi said...

Oh Kristen, I am so sorry, no it wasn't you... I feel terrible for adding to your worry. Thank you for the sweet comment, and I hope your boys are enjoying their caterpillars. :)

Diane said...

You are so very special and such a good example for everyone! I am so glad that you are feeling better. I think we all have times like that and I know that our Father in Heaven can help us if we ask. The feeling we get when he answers our prayers is such a calming, wonderful feeling. Wke love you sooo much!! grandma an grandpa M

Janice {Run Far} said...

*tear* *tear*

Seriously, teared a little bit.
First off because you mean the world to me and it just plain pisses me off that someone would hurt you.

Second... I so needed that post. Thanks for sharing and being so honest, you are such a great example to me.

Love, Lacy said...

I'm the same way, I worry about whtat everybody thinks of me. Way to much! You are such a great example!

Look at all your comments. Your obviously loved and I think your wonderfull!

tonandboys said...

Thank you for sharing this, because it was exactly what I needed today. It makes me sad that this happened, because you are always so kind and uplifting to everyone you see. I can't tell you how many times you have done or said something that was an answer to my prayers. I am so grateful for you and your example. I hope it is alright if i share something really personal. Since I moved here, I have really struggled with this same thing over and over again. Without even knowing it, you have been the one to lift me up when others comments really get me down. You are always there with kind words and genuine friendship. I hope you know what a blessing you are to this community, because you have lifted me up so many times by the kind words that you say. I am so grateful that you have come to Tridell and I hope you know how much this community needs you. Most especially, I hope you know how grateful I am for your friendship.

RoseAnna said...

Wow. You are amazing. Thanks for lifting up my spirits too!!