Wednesday, June 8, 2011

There's Power Within

Life tends to get so busy and hectic that our minds are full of what needs to be done or what hasn’t been done or what we wish we could do. But while we’re focusing on such things we forget about and miss what is right now. That means we miss some of the joy being sent our way and some of the meaning we could be gaining right now, but it also means we miss being a facilitator or conduit of God’s goodness right now.

God loves us and in any given moment He extends His power to us. When we take time to recognize that power is flowing through us, it encourages us and we can in turn use that power with the intention of helping others. In other words, as we recognize and focus on God’s power within us it flows through us to assist and help us and others. But if we aren’t recognizing and focusing on it, it goes unused and we miss opportunities to be blessed and to bless others.

While going about our day, if we are conscious of the power God shares with us it flows through us to melt away stress and vexation and fill our hearts with happiness. Then we not only are better able to help others, we find ourselves at peace.

All this happens not because we are so wonderful, but because Jesus Christ is. As He instructed, “Hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up” (3 Nephi 18:24).

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