Wednesday, April 8, 2009
At the most recent 179th Semi Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Steve Snow of the Quorum of the Seventy spoke about “getting on with life.” I thought it was a fitting talk. The text of it isn’t out yet but the audio is available here.
Below are some of the points that he made in his talk. Basically these points are how to “get on with life.”
Schooling is a milestone of change and we are often scared to move from a previous status.
Follow the prophets—steady pragmatic advice. In a time of change, the prophets always know the way.
Keep an Eternal Prospective—Change is part of God’s plan.
Have faith—faith and doubt cannot exist at the same time.
Be of good cheer—God has not forsaken us.
Yes, it is practical advice and it’s good for dealing with stasis generally speaking. But how does this apply to each of us? That’s where it takes a lot of thought. Here are some of my thoughts on the advice given. I'm sure each of you will have a different perspective on it than mine.
Follow the prophets—The leaders of our church have always encouraged us to get as much education as possible. I want to keep going in school. I don’t think I could really be happy with just undergrad work.
Keep an eternal perspective—This is just a small part of my life. But at the same time, the choice I make now will have a huge impact on my life. No pressure.
Have faith—things will work out in the end. They always do. Whatever it is I choose to do (when I finally HAVE to make those choices) I’m sure I’ll be able to do it.
Be of good cheer—Yeah the economy sucks right now, but everything will work out in the end right? I hope so.