This life is such an incredible experience. I've learned so much about myself, God, and my role in His plan in the last little while. I feel I've caught a glimpse of heaven and what life is like there. It gives me hope for this life, and has helped me realize more and more that life is what you make it. We choose whether or not we want to be happy and our every day choices reflect our attitude and help maintain our state of mind.
Up until this moment, I felt like this life was all about me coming unto Christ and making sure I get back by making and keeping covenants, which it is, but there's so much more to it than that. I think what my calling has taught me about the Plan is that we are meant to seek truth, follow the Savior, and bring as many back with us as we possibly can. Heavenly Father loves me infinitely, but He also loves everyone else, why shouldn't I? It's not all about me anymore - it never really was. I feel llike my blinders have been removed and I can see everything so much more clearly.
When I received the call to be the new branch Relief Society president, I immediately went to work on thinking about all the things I wanted to accomplish and do during my service. Every one of my goals was good, but as I began to study and pray for help in knowing how to successfully accomplish them, I realized that what I wanted for the Relief Socity was important, but not nearly as important as what God wanted for the Relief Society. It's not my Relief Society or my work. It's His and it needs to be done His way. It was a humbling experience for me and I'm so grateful for the reminder. Now all I have to do is make sure I keep that in mind and focus on following the Spirit. That's how I can help the Relief Society become the best it can be. This is His work and I'm only a facilitator.