Monday, October 24, 2011

Eternal Beings... Mortal Life.

Sometimes we get frustrated because things just seem to not work. We cant do something right, or someone around us is just not understanding what we may be trying to tell them. When these things happen, we tend to blame ourselves.
I am a perfectionist. I will go to great lengths for things to go exactly how I plan them and for things to go exactly right. I tend to have an "All or Nothing" attitude. About a year ago, a sister in our ward said something that put things into perspective for me. The Relief Society and Young Women were making cards for a shelter so that the residents there could send cards to people they loved. One sister was frustrated because she made a mistake, but the woman in charge of this activity came up to her and said "A homemade card would not be homemade if there wasn't a small mistake. "
The same can be said for us. A mortal human is not human if they don't make mistakes.
My dad and I were talking about this earlier. He said " We are eternal beings in a mortal, fallen state. "
This really struck me. This is what may he frustrating.We are in mortality that we may learn. And once we prove ourselves in this imperfect world, how many more possibilities we will have in Heavenly Father's perfect realm.

Mosiah 27:25-
And the Lord said unto me: Marvel not that all mankind, yea, men and women, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, must be born again; yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters;

As eternal beings, we have so much potential. We must call upon our God that He may help us learn how to use it. I know that if we pray for guidance, the Spirit will be with us to weather the storms of mortality. I know that Jesus died for us so that we can fulfill our Divine potential. We truly are children of God.


  1. It is frustrating sometimes. We want to be perfect, yet we must take on human frailties to learn how to become perfected in Christ!

  2. It is frustrating. But it's nice to know that it's not our fault that we sometimes fall short.

  3. Great post. Mind me asking your opinion about Mormon rules for missionaries listed here

    Is there really 167 rules?

  4. Thank you! You can ask whatever you like. But, as I have not yet been a missionary, I do not know how many rules there are. But if you go to you can chat online with a missionary and they can answer that question and any others you have. :)


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