Today is a new day.
Yesterday Mom Schmidt headed back home after 11 days here helping with new baby Tyson. It was great to have her – she was so helpful, but honestly it’s nice to be together as a family with no visitors and distractions.
Beck has been having a bit of a hard time – mostly because it’s close to the year mark that everything came out about my mistakes. It makes me sick to even think back to those times, I was in such a bad place, but I’m grateful that today is a different day and today I’m choosing to live in recovery one day at a time.
Who are some people in the scriptures who dealt with change?
How did they handle it?
What can I learn from them?
These are some questions that come to mind. Here’s a shot at listing a few of them before I research it out:
From the Book of Mormon
- Ammon: he was one of the vilest of sinners, causing lots of problems with his brothers and friend Alma. An angel came and told them to stop doing what they were doing. They repented and went on to become some of the best missionaries. They lived one day at a time, submitted their will to God, and were guided and directed to be instruments in His hands. Their experience with change was one of the best in the scriptures I feel.
- Alma the Younger: like Ammon, Alma wasn’t doing that great. He was compelled to be humble and to repent of his bad ways (similar to me I feel). And he did just that – he repented, put his trust in God, and went on to become a great missionary and leader in the Church. He frequently recounted parts of his story of change in order to identify with people who were in search of forgiveness and answers. I feel Alma the Younger became a great “facilitator.”
- Lehi & his family: Lehi was guided by God to leave all he had and go to a land of promise. At times, his family thought he was a bit crazy. At times, people mocked him. But he “heeded them not.” When he found answers to his prayers, he immediately sought the safety and security of his family. He wanted them to find what he had found. He seemed to pray a lot, but didn’t always know what he was supposed to be doing. Lehi had a lot of faith and dealt with change the best he could.
- Zeezrom: from what I remember, this guy was pretty bad. He was a lawyer who was good at deceiving people with his words. He tried to convince the people that Alma and Amulek were liars. The people believed him, but then he realized he was the one that was wrong. He tried to change, repented, and went on to be a great influence for good. “And Alma baptized Zeezrom unto the Lord; and he began from that time forth to preach unto the people.” (Alma 15:12)
- Captain Moroni
From the Bible
- Jesus Christ
- Joseph of Egypt
I will write about the others later. I get to take Ty to the doctor for his check up since Beck isn’t feeling that great right now (stomach ache and diarrhea).