Today is going to be a crazy day. I have a lot planned, back to back to back, and have proposals I need to finish.
I’m excited about all the opportunities, but need to really surrender feelings of stress and being overwhelmed to God.
I’m going to read the talk titled, “Be at Peace” from Elder Christopherson – Becky said it’s a great one.
This is a great quote:
With all of that to come, though, I think it’s appropriate this time of year to just think about that baby in the manger. Don’t be too overwhelmed or occupied with what is to come; just think about that little baby. Take a quiet, peaceful moment to ponder the beginning of His life—the culmination of heavenly prophecy but the earthly beginning for Him.
Take time to relax, be at peace, and see this little child in your mind. Do not be too concerned or overwhelmed with what is coming in His life or in yours. Instead, take a peaceful moment to contemplate perhaps the most serene moment in the history of the world—when all of heaven rejoiced with the message “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).
This is great advice for me today. I just need to breathe, take time to ponder and reflect, and then do the best I can.
I need to show gratitude to Heavenly Father for all he’s blessed me with.
I need to live in recovery and not show signs of stress through addict behavior.
I need to love and appreciate my wife and my kids.
I need to think about His will for me and not my own carnal will.
This is a fitting scripture today too:
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid’ [John 14:27].
I’m going to do the best I can today.
I’m going to surrender my will to His today.
I’m going to use my time wisely and well.
I’ve started the day off right by studying, writing and prayer.
Now I’ll go to work and be the person I feel God wants me to be.
That’s all I can do.
I look forward to a day in recovery and submission.