Monday, September 13

We Can Do Better

At Regional Conference yesterday, Sister Beck spoke about the importance of giving ourselves credit where credit is due. "We are doing better than we think we are," she explained..." but we can still do better."

I know that I've fallen victim to the belief that I'm not good enough. Even at the top of my class, the best on the team, and a seemingly perfect life, I feel like I need to do better. I need to do better in my callings, in my home teaching assignments, in my scripture study, in my personal commitment to the Lord and living every principle of the gospel. If I step back and look at my life, the things I've done, and the habits I've developed over the years, I can say that I'm doing pretty well. Most people would probably agree (as long as they didn't know about this blog). But as I get closer and closer to my life, I see discrepancies and difficulties to resolve. And the list of faults and failures goes on... and on... and on.

I'm trying to do better. To have more faith in God, so that I can know that He will fulfill His promises. To exercise more often and eat more healthily (instead of skipping lunch and exercise because I'm so busy), so that I can be a better steward of my body. To study the scriptures, every day, with a purpose, so that I can apply them in my life and bless others. And to live and love every component of the gospel, so I can receive the blessings I need to survive. Yeah, I'm doing ok. But I can do better. And so I'm trying, starting now - today.

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