I love milk. I love it. I love drinking milk, it makes me happy. I love cereal and people who give us boxes of it. :)
I dislike milk.
I dislike it. I hate drinking milk, too much makes me sick. I do not like cereal cause we get way too many boxes of cereal. :(
We're Yes and we're No
We're In and we're Out
We're Up when it's Down"
Throughout life we seem to love and hate the same thing. We may hate work, having to work long shifts, day and night trying to provide for family. We may love it cause we get money to provide for our wants, needs and service to others.
I know at times I definitely do not like knocking door after door all day. But I love finding people who are willing to listen to us and are willing to let us come back and share more.
Whatever task or activity we go through, we will either love it or not love it.
To whoever wrote on my Mission Calendar, thank you for writing: "Remember, Attitude makes the difference on your mission."
Since the month began, I've kept those words in the back of my thoughts: How we choose to act and behave makes all the difference in the world. Virtue is a principle, it is the power of our thoughts, words, and actions. Virtue is also a choice, and I choose and try to be positive, I choose to serve the Lord with all my heard, mind, and strength. I choose to center my life on Christ. And wow is it difficult, to constantly think and treasure the words of Christ.
It is especially hard to do this when you are talking to snobby and grumpy home owners. But when we excercise faith unto virtue our minds and actions become enlightened. They become very awake. And they begin to be filled with the character of Christ.
Last week we rode in the pouring rain, it was cold (36 degrees) some say it was awful, including my companion - ah, those Californians - but in the end it was quite the trip. The next day we walked the whole day, thinking that it was going to rain, it didn't -- and I wore three layers. It was exactly the polar opposite of the previous day. It was warm, but during that time I found that I wasn't hot, it wasn't bad. I see that during these times I didn't let opposition come at me, I didn't let Satan or others tell me it was too hot or too cold. I went out and just tried my hardest to share the message of truth with others.
Now I do not boast of myself, but I boast of my God. Looking back on it now, I've grown and it was because of Him. I don't think I would have done what I'm doing a year ago. I don't think I would have been able to do anything that I'm doing even 5 months ago when I came out. But it is through Christ that I've grown.
Again, Virtue is a choice, and we can choose to control our thoughts and our behavior. We can choose what kind of attitude we want. I've come to see, and am told that right now in the mission is the time where as a missionary you either make or break it for the rest of your mission. I want to give my all because all was given to me. I want to help others, and I want to serve my God.
Whatever obstacle we face we can overcome it through faith in Jesus Christ. Whether it be the struggle of work, family, friends, school, or even the Milk bottle going empty, we can overcome it through Christ. We can do anything through Him. This is my testimony in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Have a great week my family and friends, and stay Marchin' on!