Saturday, March 17, 2012

Living The Abundant Life

“I challenge [all] to undertake a personal, diligent, significant quest for what I call the abundant life.”

—President Thomas S. Monson
First Presidency Message Jan Ensign

Last night I was laying in bed and I was thinking..."What do I want to do in my life?" I have specific responsibilities in my smallest sphere-

Church Assignment

I will always have work to do within these and things to do better but I feel like I can handle another sphere beyond that

"...Let your first business be to perform
your duties at home. But, inasmuch as you
are wise stewards, you will find time for social
duties, because these are incumbent upon us as
daughters and mothers in Zion. By seeking to
perform every duty you will find that your capacity
will increase, and you will be astonished
at what you can accomplish.”
Eliza R Snow

As I pulled the covers up and enjoyed the quietness in the house, I asked myself, "What do I want to do along with my core responsibilities?" Two things specifically came to my mind. 1-I want to be a friend, I want to lighten other women's burdens or at least share a charity and love for them while they are in them. 2- I want to keep holding Sister's Conferences and try to spread the concept out as far as I can. The whole point of Sister's Conference is to strengthen each others' testimony and to give people an opportunity to grow with whatever their assignment is and to share talents. It is a way to practice teaching and training in front of others. But not doing only the heavy spiritual side but having the hobby and talent side to it. To make it fun and spiritual.

I have other goals like -finishing school-working in local politics-becoming more of a scriptorian-running an event center-to name a few. But those are all a little more closely related to my inner sphere and I wanted to think about the outer sphere to make a difference in other people's sphere.

“This is what we desire to
instill into the hearts of
the sisters-to be useful in
their sphere and not be
discouraged because of
difficulties in the way, but
trust in God and look to
Him, and His marvelous
blessings, I will promise
you, will be poured out
upon you.”
Lorenzo Snow
Young Woman’s Journal,
Sept. 1895, 578

I hope I can be useful in my sphere and use any talents and skills I have to help lighten burdens, lift up and empower others.


Steve and Nicole said...

I totally admire you Chrissy. You really are so amazing, and inspirational. I saw that you are coming next weekend, I'm excited to see you! And of course, hear what you have to share. You are one of those people that I feel like I eat up everything you say...because I know I can learn so much from you.

.Chrissy said...

Thank you Nicole, your comments always make my day!! I am way excited to come to the upcoming Sister's Conference. It will be so fun to see someone else's style and see what their talents bring to it!!