June 18, 2017
Good day everyone! First off, to those of you who are currently at Blue Ridge Leader’s School, congratulations. You’ve made it. You’ve begun the best week of your life (so far). Don’t forget to Keep On With Your Leadership #BRLS2016. What is it all about? LEADERSHIP!! Okay. I’ll stop there. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s a long story.
This week was nice. I’d like to thank my parents for my Christmas present I got last year. Those shoe dryers have come in handy lately. It’s been raining every day for about 5 days now or something like that I can’t remember. It should be raining for about another week or more. But don’t worry, there is sunshine in my soul. I’m having lots of fun.
Those of you that know me pretty well may be aware that I’m a super humble person (in other words prideful). A mission is a good opportunity to humble people, but even still I’m not as humble as I’d like to be. Lately I’ve been trying to think about how to get rid of my pride. Well I had a thought this week. I remembered something. I’ts nothing new. I’ts something I’ve known for a while, but sometimes I seem to forget. I am a sinner. That’s right, amazing wonderful me, a sinner. How could that be? I think very highly of myself. Throughout my life I have truly believed that I can do anything I put my heart and mind to. My often thought catch to that statement is that I often don’t fully put my heart and mind into doing something and that’s why I don’t accomplish everything I set out to do. I tell myself, oh if only I had more time. Well, I think its time I stop thinking like that. I am imperfect. I am impure. I, relying on my own power and ability, can’t do very much. The only reason I can improve, the only power that makes progression possible, the only thing that makes up for my imperfection and weakness, is Jesus Christ. Lately I’ve wanted to rely more on God and less on myself. I’m going to start by simply reminding myself that 1) I’m a sinner and 2) I am nothing without Jesus.
Now I don’t mean to sound discouraged or hopeless. I’m not alone in my predicament. Everyone is the same. We all need Jesus Christ. That’s why He came to this earth. That’s why He died for us. He truly loves us that much.
To learn more about what Jesus Christ has done for us, read these talks.
or just go to LDS.org and search look for yourself. There are so many good ones.
Love you all!