Commandments are ways for us to learn doctrines by living them. Keep yourself in a growth mindset by looking for new things to learn and stop beating yourself up about things you don't understand yet.
We are blessed for living commandments, but not always in predictable ways. When we don't get the blessing we were counting on, we may blame ourselves or Heavenly Father. Using commandments to connect with Heavenly Father, however, will always bring us the blessings of His presence and we will have joy and peace regardless of other circumstances.
Commandments will not keep us from having difficulties in life, but they can teach us how to care for and protect one another.
Godly sorrow is shared and connects us. It is this connection that brings power to humility.
As an overwhelmed working mother, I thought only of my to-do list, and how I fulfilled my duties determined my self worth. If I didn’t do the laundry, I was a bad mother. If I didn’t get results from the experiment, I was a useless scientist. If I gained weight, I was a horrible woman. … Continue reading Act with Purpose
This post is a part of "my story" which begins with the post "Finding Purpose" Division can take on many forms when we feel stressed and under pressure. When things start to get hard, we all point a finger of blame and many times we point that finger at ourselves. Blaming yourself for your problems is natural, but it only makes things worse. At first, Michigan was exciting, full … Continue reading Problem 1: I am mad at myself