So this has been my motto for the past day, it changes regularly... almost daily. There have been quite a few challenges in this area during the transfer, what with all the health issue and such. And it has made me think about many scriptures that have helped me when the answers needed seem just out of reach. For example Ether 12:6 ¨And now as I have said concerning faith, faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things. Wherefore dispute not because ye see not, for you receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.¨
When I decided to serve a mission I knew that it wasn´t your typical cake walk. Lots of spiritual growth was in store. If you don´t already know, this specific type of growth generally comes through difficult and or challenging experiences. Many times they are painful experiences. But the experience is necessary. It is through our trials that we prove what we can do. The amusing part is that we don´t realized that we are proving it. First of all, God already knows our abilities, what we can or cannot do, He doesn´t need the proof, so why the experience? WE need the proof. We need to rely on God -who has complete faith in us- and go through the trial. Then we look back and God says.... ¨Look at that. You did it, you didn´t know you had it in you. Now you know. You know that you can do hard things¨
We learn about who we really are, we learn that we are made out of stronger stuff. Spiritual stuff. Which burns like a fire. That fire will consume our fears and doubts, and leave us refined, having a witness of who we are, and with whom we stand. The trials will come, and we will bare them, but we won´t do it alone. During their trials the sons of mosiah are told by their Father in Heaven ¨Be comforted. And they were comforted¨ (Alma 17:10) I challenge you to take Gods words to heart and whatever growth you are experiencing right now, Be Comforted. I love you all.
Smile - Hna. Milmont