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Choose to Walk the Divine Path

I have so many thoughts today. I hope that I can get them all out and have them make sense! I recently read the conference talk entitled “Divine Discontent” by Sister Michelle D. Craig {https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2018/10/divine-discontent?lang=eng}. What a powerful talk. I must have been half awake when I listened to it, because it all seemed to hit me so strongly as I read it.

She said, “Divine discontent comes when we compare ‘what we are [to] what we have the power to become….We should welcome feelings of divine discontent that call us to a higher way, while recognizing and avoiding Satan’s counterfeit–paralizing discouragement.” She continues, “We can choose to walk the higher path that leads us to seek for God and His peace and grace OR we can listen to Satan, who bombards us with messages that we will never be enough: rich enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, anything enough. Our discontent can become divine–OR destructive.”

Sister Craig also says, “Divine discontent will lead us to faithful action.” What a powerful message she shares! Satan is working overtime on us as women. And we must learn to tell when he is messing with our thoughts. It’s so important to stop those thoughts and lies when they enter our mind. We can combat them with positive, hope-filled thoughts.

WE ARE ENOUGH!

We are daughters of a Heavenly Father, who LOVES us{each one of us-perfectly and individually}. And as his daughters, we can and must strive to live the values He has set forth. We can be a light to the world. And if that seems too scary, be a light to your family. Then branch out to your neighbors, your community, and so forth.

This past Saturday I had the privilege of listening to Chad Hymas {https://www.facebook.com/chadlhymas/}. What an amazing experience! He was severely injured in a crazy farm accident that left him in a wheelchair. He talked about how important it is to follow the path that God has for YOU! He said “people who refuse to change will feel paralyzed in paths they created for themselves”. He said this after telling us how after the accident, he didn’t feel like he could be a father, a husband, a provider, a contributor to society. But his amazing father helped him see the error of those thoughts—that was Satan in there trying to stop him from following the path that Heavenly Father had just set before him. But his father helped him see this new path. It was an incredibly HARD path. But he CHOSE to follow. And his life is amazing! He is still married, he has four beautiful children, and he is a provider by speaking all over the world and being an author. Chad encouraged us to “NOT THINK TOO SMALL”.

We will all face mountains, let’s just keep walking, one step at a time.

Sister Craig says, “Have you ever felt your talents and gifts were too small for the task ahead? I have. But you and I can give what we have to Christ, and He will multiply our efforts. What you have to offer is MORE THAN ENOUGH– even with your human frailties and weaknesses-if you rely on the grace of God.”

Our Heavenly Father has AMAZING blessings for each one of us. Sometimes the path to those blessings is HARD and SCARY. But we can CHOOSE to have the faith to follow the path of the DIVINE. And when we put God first, and share that light inside each one of us with others, we feel that peace that Sister Craig was talking about.

Sister Craig says, “you and I plead for the Holy Ghost to show us ‘all things what [we] should do’, even when our to-do list already looks full…. But peace comes in knowing that being more does not necessarily equate to doing more.” She says when we follow those promptings to do, it “changes the way [we] think about “[our] time”, and [we] see people not as interruptions but as the purpose of [our] lives.”

God’s path for each of us is different, yet amazing!

I pray that this week, you will have the strength to follow that path that Heavenly Father has set before you. Shine your light high as you follow that path. We can share the light of Christ by loving those around us more. By being more compassionate and aware of others needs around us. We can share that light be realizing “our time” isn’t really ours…it’s His time granted to us to use wisely.

I know that I get feeling like my list of to do’s is so full, why am I feeling like I need to add one more thing to my plate. But when I push those thoughts away, and follow the prompting I feel, peace does come. Satan always comes again trying to make me feel worthless, but I can choose the divine path. And so can you. Sister Craig reminds us at the end of her talk, “Because of our Savior’s atoning sacrifice, we can be made equal to the tasks that lie ahead.” I know that is true. And I pray that you will be filled with the strength you need to choose to keep walking on the divine path.

Our paths can lead us to beautiful places we can’t even imagine.

Life is Good. Share the Good.

2 thoughts on “Choose to Walk the Divine Path”

  1. What a great post. I was listening to a talk recently, I am going to have to look it up, from several years ago and an apostle spoke about Divine Discontent, and it immediately made me think fo this talk. Thanks for sharing!

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