This post is about me.
Or rather, it's about a hard thing I know I need to do, but I have to admit, I'm a little scared of what might come of it.
But I cannot shout, "You Can Do Hard Things" from the rooftops and then shy away from the hard things that fall in my path, now can I?
To some, this hard thing that I feel I need to do may seem silly. It may seem like something that it not hard at all or that I am making a mountain out of a molehill.
Maybe it's not going to be as hard as I think it will be and maybe I am making too much out of it. Only time will tell.
Are you curious yet?
"Since the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith until September 23, 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a proclamation only four times. It has been more than fifteen years since the last one, which described the progress the Church had made in 150 years of its history. Thus you can imagine the importance our Heavenly Father places upon the subject of this most recent proclamation." (given in a BYU address, November 5, 1995)
This semester, I am taking a Religion class entitled "The Eternal Family." Once again, I feel inspired to share with you some of the things that I am learning and it has created a knot in my stomach the size of Texas.
It's easy for me to talk about Christ.
In talking about Christ and His everlasting gospel, I have failed to really talk about the central part of that gospel--families. I may have mentioned some things in passing and I know that I have talked about how families can be together forever, but I have failed to really talk about the true and eternal nature of a family.
"Anti-Christ is anti family. Any doctrine or principle our youth hear from the world that is anti family is also anti-Christ. It's that clear. They need to know that if it's anti family, it's anti-Christ..."
-Julie B. Beck
August 4, 2009
The knot in my stomach...
The knot in my stomach tells me that there will be people who may not agree with the things I write and will use their God-given right of free agency and speech to let me know they don't agree with what I have written.
The knot in my stomach tells me that I need to use my God-given right of free agency and speech to stand up for what I know to be truth.
Most importantly, the knot in my stomach is the same feeling I get when I feel the need to share my testimony of something and I have learned it is not wise to ignore that feeling. I always regret it when I do.
Jumping in with both feet...
The Lord will prepare a way for me to do this. He will help me write in a manner that (hopefully) will not cause people to choose to take offense, but rather, to study out what they read in their own minds and hearts and take their thoughts to God to find out for themselves if what they have read is true.
Stay tuned...and let the good times roll.