Last Sunday

I forgot to post about this, and I am mad that I forgot! But I am doing it now, so better late then never, right?

I was asked to teach Relief Society. Ack! What? I have never taught before. I taught a primary class once, as a sub, but that was easy. Teaching a bunch of ladies? And it's not like we are living in a college town with lots of girls all my age. I feel rather confident in saying I am one of the very youngest girls in Relief Society. And here they were, asking me to give a talk to women who have lived lives, become mothers, many who were even grandmothers. 

I doubted my ability to even be able to deliver the message in a spiritual and inspirational manner. I tend to let my nerves get the best of me and usually become a stuttering, shaky mess when it come to public speaking. In working on my lesson I felt like it wasn't coming together, something was missing. And I couldn't figure out what, but it was driving me crazy.

In complaining to Dave about how I was feeling with my lesson, he gave me a simple piece of advice; to pray. And after a heartfelt prayer on my knees, I scrapped my previous lesson and restarted, smoothly, and feeling much better about how it was coming together. I had prayed before in preparation  but not very fervently. Later Dave apologized for not being more supportive in helping me with my lesson, but really, he gave me the only piece of advice, and reminder I needed. So grateful for such a good man in my life.

But in all of it, my behavior was silly. The lesson was titled “With God, All Things Are Possible”. Luckily I feel my lesson went well and am grateful for the chance to have been able to teach.

"(Lorenzo Snow) felt that it was for him to do the very best he could and depend upon the Lord."      

Something that I have tried to keep in mind as a bit of a motto for this year was "Do my best to be my best." I try to apply that to everything. I want to look back on my life and be able to see how the Lord guided it, and see I followed his direction, and be glad I had faith to follow him, to become everything he needs me to be. I know the Lord has great things in store for each and every one of us in this life, we just must trust in his plan for us, which I am sure is even grander than the one we imagine for ourselves.   

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