Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When you receive inspiration, don't forget it.

Often times I wonder if the inspiration that I have recieved was real inspiration. Have you ever wondered the same thing? I have also had amazing experiences where I will receive an definite answer to my prayers and then days later question the answer that I had recieved. I was reading in this months Ensign, which is a monthly magezine that contains talks or articles that members of the church have written. They are all inspired talks and have carefully been chosen to put into the Ensign magezine before its published. This month I was reading and stumbled along this beautiful quote given by an Apostle of the Lord, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

"Opposition turns up almost anyplace something good has happened. It can happen when you are trying to get an education. It can hit you after your first month in your new mission field. It certainly happens in matters of love and marriage. … There are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been genuine illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now. Don’t give up when the pressure mounts. … Face your doubts. Master your fears.‘Cast not away therefore your confidence.’ Stay the course and see the beauty of life unfold for you."

This is so true isn't it? Satan wants us to think that the answers that we have recieved to our prayers weren't real. He wants us to question the divine relelation that we have recieved from our loving Heavenly Father. This is NOT what Heavenly Father wants for us. He doesn't want us to be confused and question what we've felt, He wants us to be confident in the revelation that we have receieve and act on it.

Take on the challenge to write down the experiences that you've had when you've received answers from Heavenly Father in a journal/notebook or anything! Just WRITE IT DOWN! Then in the future when Satan is working on you and when you question your answer that you have once recieved then you can go back and read about how you felt when you got your answer. The feelings will return and you will be confident in the answer you have recieved. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us SO much more than we can even comprehend. Be confident and find strength to realize and act on the answers that you have recieved from Him.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Sister Lowe! what are the chances? Hope the mission is really blessing your life. great post. i added you as a friend on facebook-not sure if your mission has that or not. elder ritchey

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