Two concepts I have been pondering about a lot lately....perhaps because I have felt severely lacking in both as of late.
For today, I'm going to focus on the first.
I came across an article. Not by chance. I went looking for it. It was summarized to me a few days ago and I wanted a chance to read it in it's entirety.
Of courage, the author, Pres. Thomas S. Monson, writes:
"There will be times when you will be frightened and discouraged. You may feel that you are defeated. The odds of obtaining victory may appear overwhelming. At times you may feel like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember--David did win!
Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one's coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve." (bold added)
and then he says:
Well, today is my "tomorrow".
I've let myself go far too long wishing I could be in the same place (spiritually, mentally, and physically) I was last spring, when the cover of depressive darkness was lifted and replaced with happiness (true happiness), ambition and HOPE.
I've wished for it....longed for it....craved it, yet done very little to fight for it. Instead I've cowered in fear, doubt and disappointment.
Well, it's time to let it go.
The sun is out today (literally and figuratively) and I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7)
"Be not afraid...for the Lord thy God is with thee." (Deuteronomy 20:1)I believe this with all my heart. And I'm even starting to FEEL it there again too.
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