Monday, June 20, 2016
Challenged with parenthood one day, I threw myself onto my sons bed, cried, and just asked, "Why? Why am I even still here? Why don't You just make me die? I always just fail anyway. So why am I even still here?"
After a few seconds, I remembered these words spoken by the Lord through his servants, "I did not send you here to fail..." I understood it to mean that the Lord was giving me another chance to get it right. And another and another, etc... He didn't send me here to fail, so He must have sent me here to pass, succeed and win. So, He waits and helps and watches for us to succeed. So, what does that look like? That is my blessed opportunity to seek out, discover and define.
"Never forget that you came to earth as a child of the divine Father, with something of divinity in your very makeup. The Lord did not send you here to fail. He did not give you life to waste it. He bestowed upon you the gift of mortality that you might gain experience—positive, wonderful, purposeful experience—that will lead to life eternal. He has given you this glorious Church, His Church, to guide you and direct you, to give you opportunity for growth and experience, to teach you and lead you and encourage you, to bless you with eternal marriage, to seal upon you a covenant between you and Him that will make of you His chosen daughter, one upon whom He may look with love and with a desire to help. May God bless you richly and abundantly, my dear young friends, His wonderful daughters." ~ Gordon B. Hinckley