This week was an interesting one for me. I spent most of the week battling a nasty cold and am currently not able to talk (which my family has no complaints about.) I also had the opportunity to be one of the Lead Students at our Pathway gathering on Thursday, which I was very excited about. Although I had little energy, I was determined to fill my brain with all the knowledge that I could so that I could be prepared to lead the discussion for our Religion class. The topic was a great one and there was no way that I was going to let a cold stop me from leading a discussion about the one person that I love the very most...my Savior, Jesus Christ.
I know what you are thinking.
"Desirae? Talk about Christ? Never."
Ya. Did you catch the sarcasm in that?
I love, love, triple love to talk about Jesus Christ and I make no apologies for that.
What I learned this week about my Savior...
As I went through the assignments and the lead student study guide this week, I felt my heart singing. It was so wonderful to be immersed in scriptures, quotes, and videos that were focused on the Savior and his Atonement. I feel that it really made my week go more smoothly, even though I was dragging myself to every appointment and responsibility that I had.
The Atonement of Christ is everything.
It simply is. Your relationship with Jesus Christ is THE most important relationship you will ever have. He is your older brother who loves you so much that he bled from every pore and suffered on the cross FOR YOU. He did those things so that you can be perfected in Him. We are flawed human beings so there is no way for us to live with God forever because "no unclean thing can dwell with God" (1 Nephi 10:21) But God wants us to be able to live with Him forever so He provided a way for us to be perfected. That way is only through the help of our Savior.
In my General Studies class, I was able to research programs, degrees, and careers so that I will be able hopefully choose the right path for me. I have been leaning towards a Bachelor's degree in Communication with some emphasis on Family Studies. As I have researched these degrees this week, I am feeling more confident that this is the path that I need to be on. I am not looking to find a new job or anything like that. What I am looking for is a way for me to be able to be a better public speaker, and learn more about how our brains work as individuals and in relationships. Both of these goals will help me in achieving my one main goal in life...to help as many people as I can. That's why I am here. That is why God has so graciously blessed me with more time here on earth and if I only had one more day, 6 more months, or 70 more years, I would spend every second of that time in trying to achieve this goal of sharing God's grace and love to everyone I can.
This week has been a week of true discovery for me. I have discovered myself through my study of Christ's Atonement and you can too.
I am loving my second chance at life.
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