January 16, 2012

Bloom Where You are Planted

Lately I've been in a kind of funk. It usually happens a couple times a month. It is an annoying visitor that knocks on my door, and most of the time, I let it in. One of my New Year goals for this year, is to turn that visitor away. I've noticed that for this year, many people want to just embrace and love life more. I think that is a goal every person should strive for. And surprise, I am one of them. Because like other people I know, change will be abundant this year for Denver and I. Here's just a few: 

  • Graduation
  • Moving (hopefully) 
  • Blooming wherever we have been planted 
I have a minor confession. I have never been strong at "blooming where I've been planted". I detest change, and even detest stagnant life. I can never make up my mind, sometimes I want change, to have a new adventure, to move somewhere else, etc. Yet, when that happens, I want my old life back! It's such a ridiculous cycle. So, like I've been told a hundred times before, I need to just accept where I am now, and live with it. 

"...in the strength of the Lord and through His grace, I know that you and I can be blessed to accomplish all things." --David A. Bednar 

"If the Lord is to help us gain strength during our struggles, we must do the things He has counseled us to do. This involves turning to Him and applying certain principles of the gospel. Trust in Him...Follow His counsel...Ponder His promises...Take responsibility for our choices...Cultivate faith...Develop righteous desires...Deepen our commitment...Fast and pray...Remember priesthood blessings...Ponder our patriarchal blessings." --L. Lionel Kendrick 

So. As I face my life this year, I will turn to the Lord more. I will take responsibility. I will ponder His promises. I will deepen my commitment to the aspects of my life. i