"...Behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise" --Alma 37:6

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Finish Line

I write simply to write and express emotions. I have been given many crosses to bear and for the most part I have borne  them well. I always wondered, why me? It has occurred to me that I have extremely important work to do. My children have extremely important work to do.

I must be refined in the refiner's fire in order to do what I must do to further the work of God. Joseph Smith prophesied that, "No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing." I have been called to fulfill that prophesy with my brothers and sisters.

We have been chosen to be here in the last days. We agreed to be the last leg of the race and to stand up and fight Satan at his worst. He is gaining more control and strength every day and I, WE, must fight him. It is not easy, nor was it meant to be.

This is the time to decide which side you are on. You cannot straddle the line any longer. You must must decide today.  The world would have you believe that none of this matters or even exists. In some cases, and for a lot of people, Satan has won.

I plead with you, do not let him win. It is easier to succumb, to listen to and accept his lies. But that is what they are and always will be: lies. You are so much greater than he is. You are the strongest, most courageous, and honorable of God's children. You have already fought and won the first battle in Heaven, do not give up now.

Those unsure, wonder what possible advantage we may have. They see Satan as indestructible, all powerful, and for some not even real. Please remember that God made Satan and God is more powerful than Satan and all of his followers combined.

This mortal journey will eternally define us. Our actions here will help mold us and help us become more like our Father in Heaven. We must have faith and believe in the words of Christ. He has saved us all many countless times. His ultimate sacrifice of the Atonement saves us every day we accept Him. Let us prove ourselves worthy of saving. Let us prove our gratitude by becoming the best we can be.

To those that do not believe in God, I understand why it may seem like believing in a deity is archaic and "unevolved". But surely, when you look at the beauty of nature all around you, you cannot think it was all by accident.

I am not the result of some cosmic mishap. I am, always have been, and always will be. I do not end. Life is hard, no doubt about it. But do not give up when the finish line is so close. Fight to the end and never look back.

1 comment:

  1. "To those that do not believe in God, I understand why it may seem like believing in a deity is archaic and "unevolved". But surely, when you look at the beauty of nature all around you, you cannot think it was all by accident."

    From one who does not believe in a God; I understand why you may see those who do not believe in a God as "choosing" not to believe based on a perception of the concept itself, or some other more shallow matter of choice. However, this is not the case.

    You're own belief system serves as a good example. You do not believe the LDS Church to be as it claims based on a mere "choice" made after looking into more shallow aspects of the varying religions, such as which is more evolved, more politically correct, or in some other way palatable.

    Instead, you believe you have come to understand what is "truth" based on the information available to you. That information includes personal revelation.

    Among other things, it would be unfair, & incorrect, to assume that theists believe based on a certain level of understanding, but that atheists do not believe based on a mere palatable choice.

    I assure you, anyone who states that they are an atheist has given the matter considerable contemplation; much more consideration that your average theist, I would contend. It is not a conclusion come to lightly, quickly, or based on trends.

    The only choice, in both cases, is to accept the reality of what one has come to understand as truth.

    Many see atheists as someone who has thrown away their scriptures based on a desire to sin, or was weak, in one form or another, & who now runs around laughing & screaming,"I'm free...I can do what ever I want & there are no consequences!!"

    I assure you this is not the case.
    As always, feel free to ask me at anytime what a non-theist DOES believe.