Sunday, August 1, 2010


I have trouble (to put it lightly) with patience. When I want something, I want it now! If it's a good thing, why should I have to wait?

The reason I am writing this post is for those who have felt this way for any length of time. I want to share what has helped me. I feel strongly that my Heavenly Father wants me to learn patience at this time. Because I struggle with this, I have gone looking for help. Here are some things that have helped me to see things in perspective.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk from last priesthood session is very helpful, he talks about having patience when we don't understand why Heavenly Father is withholding a particularly good blessing from us.

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin gave this talk a couple years ago which reminds me that we should enjoy life while we're experiencing it, and not only look forward to tomorrow.

I love this Mormon Message from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. I tear up pretty much every time I watch it.

Last of all, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a talk about how blessings for others doesn't lessen the blessings we have received or will receive.

I hope this post is helpful to someone, sometime. I think we often struggle alone, thinking we are the only one who has felt the way we do.
P.S. One more article that is helpful is "But if not..." by Dennis E. Simmons.

1 comment:

sara cardon said...

What a great post!! I needed this!! We just found out that the house we are renting was just foreclosed on a few weeks ago, so we're seriously waiting to be kicked out any day now. Not that fun. Instead of being negative and totally irrate, I'm gonna read those talks!