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Courage

Try Again

“Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, I’ll try again tomorrow.”

President Thomas S. Monson

Short post today but as we come closer to the Holidays, that season that is filled with the Spirit of Christ often people become discouraged.

They didn’t find that perfect gift, they don’t have the money to make this Christmas as special as the last one, they can’t be with their family and various other things.

In life we make mistakes, we won’t always have the perfect day and we will make mistakes. Often those mistakes can seem earth shattering to us.

However when we realize we don’t need to tackle the world in one day and that the mistakes of today don’t determine our future. We will find success in the future.

So maybe you failed today, try again tomorrow and learn from those mistakes. As you keep trying our Heavenly Father will bless you and you will be able to overcome. Things will be all right in the end.

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Fear vs Faith

 

So I was reading one day looking for something that stood out to me and saw a blog post by a fellow missionary that read.

 

“This morning, while I was doing some household chores, I got to thinking about the War in Heaven. I have often wondered how Lucifer could justify going against our Father. And then it hit me, like a ton of bricks.

 

He was afraid.

 

He was afraid that he wouldn’t measure up. He and those that followed him were afraid that they would be among those that didn’t make it back to our heavenly father. Fear drove 1/3 of the hosts of heaven to be banished, rather than face mortality.”

As I read that I realized something. We were afraid too. But we overcame that fear. We fought it back, knowing that, come what may, our father loved us, and he would never set before us anything that we could not accomplish. That he would guide us. That the atonement would bring us home.

 

So, what I learned is that, whenever you are afraid, just remember, you are brave. Come whatever fear you face, just imagine how afraid you would have been, coming to earth, knowing that you were going to forget everything, and start new. You are Heavenly Father’s child, and he will never put before you any

thing that you cannot overcome.

 

You are braver than you think.

 

So bravery and faith go hand in hand, as taught by Elder Nelson here, if we have faith we will be able to overcome the trials in life. We will have the bravery and the courage to stand strong in our beliefs.

 

When our faith in Christ, when we can trust Christ with all our hearts we will be able to overcome all trials. We already did it once. We trusted him enough in the pre-earth life now we just need to have that trust in him for this life.

 

So as the prophet Alma taught in the Book of Mormon, faith doesn’t have to start big, it can start as small as a simple belief. If you can desire it to be true then you will be able to find out if it is true.

 

From small and simple things great things come. So have faith, be brave and go forth with courage.

 

You already chose to trust in Christ once, you were brave enough to trust him once. So trust him now.

 

I know that if you will try to pray, if you will simply desire to find out for yourself you’ll be able to find that faith. You will be brave.

 

Remember your braver than you think and with Christ your strong enough to overcome anything.

 

So to close, hold on, you’ll get through it. As Elder Holland said 

Holland picture

I know this is true, Jesus Christ is my big brother and my Savior.