Monday, October 15, 2012
"The future is as bright as your faith." This is a quote from our church president, Thomas S. Monson. Sometimes in our present society, it is hard to look forward and see things getting better. There are plenty of things that seem to be going wrong and seem beyond our control to change. But there are a great many things that we can control about our destiny and our life.
If we are seeking to be happy and bring joy to others; if we are working hard; if we are growing and learning; if we are involved in worthwhile causes within our communities; all of those things will help make the world a better place, and the more people that we can get on board to help it happen, the happier we will be as a group as well.
That goes along ways towards are health and fitness too. Today's Spark coach challenge was to visualize ourselves in ten years and then write about it. It is kind of hard for me to see ten years into the future. I feel like Paul who said "For now we see through a glass, darkly. . ." (1 Corinthians 13:12). I would be sixty-two years old. Right now, my life is full of changes--career, moving to a new home, shifting relationships within my family. I know one thing that I want to happen is for lots of these things to stabilize for me. I can see myself being happy. I can see myself being fit. I am working towards being healthy and resolving issues.
Every day I spend time having a devotional in which I read scriptures and pray. It has helped me to feel closer to God and Christ, and feel like They are really in my life, guiding me and watching over me. by having faith and holding to a brighter vision, I hope to be as Paul continues "but then [we shall see] face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."
What I am working for in 10 years:
A great job--hopefully the one that I applied for this week.
A nice home
Better family connections