Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Do the BEST you can do.....
Dear Family and Friends,
So this week hasn't been too eventful, cause sister Gaffney was so ill BUT good news, she has been starting to feel better the past couple days! So thank you to everyone for the prayers :)
All in all the week has been ok....I feel like we have been inside a LOT which is hard to get to see people, but we were able to have some more phone lessons which was good! And Sister Gaffney is starting to feel better! So I am really excited about that, and to be able to go out and work some more.
This week it has been hard to see how I was able to fulfil my purpose as a missionary and teach and invite other to come closer to Christ. I had been really hard on myself, even though there wasn't much I could do about the situation, cause Sister Gaffney really was just so ill. But I felt like I want to do more, and there wasn't enough that I was doing, etc...
BUT then we were listening to some talks and I just realized I needed to stop beating myself up for not being perfect, and for not being able to control what I physically COULD NOT control. That is just silly! It is ridiculous to beat yourself up for things you cannot control. All we have to do is do our best :)
There is a scripture in 2 Nephi 25:23 "it is by graced we are saved, after all we can do" ALL WE CAN DO. You know what all we can do is?
In Alma 24:11, it says
"And now behold, my brethren, since it has been all that we could do (as we were the most lost of all mankind) to repent of all our sins....and to get God to take them away from our hearts, for it was all we could do to repent..."
All we can do is repent. That is all God asks of us. Do our best, and repent and get better! And just keep doing that. Cause God is always there for us to help us to get better. Perfection is not necessary right now, just our best. And that is something I really realized this week.
My challenge is to just do the BEST you can do, at something that is hard for you. If practicing the piano is hard, just practice a bit more than you normally would. If math is hard, do some extra problems and do your best! If reading your scriptures and praying is hard, just do a bit each day. All we can do is improve and do our best and repent!
I love you all lots, thank you so much for the support and love that you give me!
Sister Emma Beazer :)
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Sister Emma Beazer
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Sister Emma Beazer
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Posted by Patricia Beazer at 13:28