“We know that there are some limits on what you can do, but we know also that there need be no limits on enthusiasm, planning, thoughtful consideration, and effort.”
-President Gordon B. Hinkley
Several months ago, a church leader gave me and another woman in my area an assignment. To say the least, this assignment would be hard, it would take up a lot of time and was way out of my comfort zone. It would challenge me in every way and in every area of my life. It would take months to prepare for and would become a huge part of every day. I said yes knowing that there might be a reason why I was called. Who knew it would be because I needed to know that my Heavenly Father really loved me.
In the beginning I was afraid and because I was fearful I became discouraged and then I became upset. I was mostly angry with myself for saying yes to something that I could fail at and I didn't want to deal with others being dissapointed in me. I became stressed and irritated with everyone. I was letting my own idea of what I was capable of get in the way of what my Heavenly Father knew I was capable of.
After a lot of turmoil and self doubt I knelt to pray. I told Him all of my fears and all of my reasons for wanting to duck out of this job. I honestly was hoping I would get some form of okay on how to go to this leader and tell her I wouldn't be able to do this. Surprise!!! I didn't get that inspiration. Instead I was overcome with feelings of His personal love for me, I felt hope in what I could do and an immediate 10 minutes of flooded materials and ideas on how to make this program work. I didn't get it all handed to me that night but I knew, after I had submitted to His will, that things would be okay and that He would be by side every step of the way.
This other sweet woman and I went from being discouraged and stressed out to motivated and excited to see what would come of this. We planned a lot and we worked hard and with the Lord's help we completed this assignment and bettered our lives and the lives of those who got to see it. It's difficult nature proved to be just that, but instead of giving up or taking the easy way out we grew and we rose to the challenge. We realised that with our Heavenly Father's help we had no limits. He was with us, guiding us and teaching us what He would have us do.
I love looking back on that day that it was presented. It will forever be one of my favorite me moments. You know...those special moments when you realise a little bit more about your own Divine Nature and your purpose for being on this earth. It makes me excited to go throughout the rest of my life. Only the Lord knows our spiritual capacity and He will give us opportunities like these to help fill us. Even the hardest things can be accomplished if we are willing to go about them the right way. I know that through Him is always going to be the right way!!!