Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Otherwise Ye Could Not Abound

School has started up and there is already work to be done. Schedules are crammed full of things to do. Dirty dishes are starting to pile up and the stresses of life are just beginning to set in.  But through it all I've had many thoughts throughout this week, but one in particular has meant so much to me.

My family has seen me as a musician for a long time and I don't think they quite grasp the idea of me changing my goals and moving on with something new.  Stress management is my goal. Why is this my goal? Why I am studying to be a stress management consultant? Where is this headed?

 I love people and I want to help in any way that I can and for me, the lord has shown me that this is what I have a passion for and how I can do that is by working towards this goal. I can honestly say that I don't know where this path is going to lead me, but I know who is guiding me in every step.

Yesterday I was reading in D&C 88:49-50 it says:

"The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not; nevertheless, the day shall come when you shall comprehend even God, being quickened in him and by him.

Then shall ye know that ye have seen me, that I am, and that I am the true light that is in you, and that you are in me; otherwise ye could not abound."

As I read this scripture I thought about my life and what I have accomplished. Why have I accomplished the things that I have? Because the lord has been with me every step of the way.  Without the lord and that understanding that the lord is in all things, including me and I am in him, I would not be able to become what he wants me to become. I would not be able to reach my full potential. To be everything I can be.

For me this is what the lord is saying when he says "then shall ye know that ye have seen me... and that I am the true light that is in you... otherwise ye could not abound."

My family and I have made many big decisions recently and I know without a doubt in my mind that the lord is leading us where we need to go and he will take care of us.  And so it is with my stress management goals. I know that this is what I need to be doing and the lord is helping me accomplish my goals as I pray to him and keep him uppermost in my mind always.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post, Jessica! Very deep and insightful. I'm going to read it again in the morning :)