Thursday, July 21, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 Lesson 31: Service in the Church

“Before turning down a request to serve because you feel you are too busy, you might want to … simplify somewhat and make a new appraisal of what you really consider essential. Reconsider your priorities and remember your covenants with the Lord wherein you have covenanted to give of your time, talents, and means liberally to the upbuilding of the kingdom of God.
“As you simplify your life by putting first things first and eliminate less essential activities, you will probably find time to accept the Church assignment. …
“Also, sometimes we are asked to accept Church callings that we do not feel qualified to handle, and we are prone to say no because we are afraid. I have found that to a very large extent life is a series of assignments for which we don’t feel fully prepared, but as we accept and do our part, the Lord blesses us with wisdom beyond our natural selves, and in such cases we really reach beyond ourselves. Thus we grow by having to exceed our past selves” (“Q and A,” New Era, Mar. 1977, p. 11).
I know I as dreading a calling at church I am too busy I kept telling myself...I work, I go to school, I am a mom, a can I possibly fulfill a church calling. Well, I just shouldn't have thought anything! What happened? I got called to the Relief Society Activities Committee. It has been such a great calling and I have made so many new friends. What is amazing is I tend to find more time to do what I need to do without having to give up time with the kids!
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  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Jul. 21, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [22 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria