Thursday, January 27, 2011

WARNINGS ~

My visiting teacher came by yesterday to visit me. I LOVE HER. She and I can "gossip" for hours. She is great about asking me how I am doing, and I LOVE hearing about her family. You see she has a little girl who will be 12 soon, and I am SO going to use her to babysit! Landon ALREADY loves her, and this is going to be great because she lives around the corner!!
ANYWAYS that is not what this post is about...
After gabbing she shared something she found with me, and It REALLY hit me...
It is from our Relief Society General President Julie B. Beck...
The title is WARNINGS...
"We know that many sisters live in oppressive or dangerous circumstances. Some are constantly hungry, and some must summon daily courage to continue in faith despite disappointments and being betrayed by others. Because we are living in the last days of earth, there are signs of a great struggle everywhere. Myths and misperceptions regarding the strength, purpose, and position of Latter-day Saint women abound. Prevailing myths imply that we are of lower importance than men, that we are generally sweet but uninformed, and that no matter what we do, we will never be ENOUGH to be accepted by our Heavenly Father. As the Apostle Peter said, there are "false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that brought them."
The Book of Mormon describes what is happening:
"For behold, at that day shall (Satan) rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good."
"And others will he pacify, all lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well- and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell."
"And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none-and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains."
In the growing climate of ENTITLEMENT, EXCUSE, APATHY, and ENTICEMENT, daughters of God who are not watchful, prayerful, and inspired are increasingly at risk of becoming what the scriptures describe as "silly women" who worship a variety of "strange gods". Sadly, as a result of life's difficulties and the world's popular heresies, many sisters believe the myths more than the truth. Their misalignment with God's plan is demonstrated in findings that many are not doing essential things such as praying and reading the Scriptures. The Lord himself has said that "this is a day of warning, and not a day of many words."
How many of us think we are not enough??
Yet we go to church and know the teachings that if we do our best, God will help us with the rest!
WE (and I am mostly speaking to myself) need to be doing the right things at the right time not matter what others are doing.
And WE need to not worry about being the best mother, daughter, sister.... wife.
All We need to do our best, and ask for help when we need it.
I am not going to let Satan tell me I am not enough! Who is with me??

3 comments:

Trent and Mel said...

I'm with you and love it! It is so good to hear this! I'll share it with the girls I visit teach! Thanks for the post

Nichole said...

I'm reminded of some of the great battle speeches. . . because we really are going into battle. I;m with you! :-)

Lindsey and Jared said...

I don't want to be a silly woman! I really do struggle with not feeling "good enough" though. I think that's gonna be a hard road, but I am committed if you are!