Tuesday, 11 August 2015

I just want to say thank you to everyone that wrote emails and sent cards and gifts to me for my birthday. It was a strange birthday... I missed being around everyone.. normally I don't want to do anything that's birthday related, so I guess I got what I wanted, but it felt so strange! Even receiving and opening the cards it didn't feel like my birthday.. I didn't really tell anyone either, but it was a humbling experience for me, it really made me realize just how much I've changed as a person.. I didn't actually think of myself the whole day.. I could've easily have slacked in the work due to it being my birthday, but I worked and we received miracles from the work that we did! Hard work really does pay off!  I really feel so much love reflecting on the experience and I feel God's arms around me as I think of just how little I thought about myself . 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

I've learnt a lot in the past week.. I think I always worried about how others saw me.. I worry way too much on people thinking I'm cool, or thinking I'm funny and pride was and still kinda is a huge issue for me.. I decided to focus my whole week studying pride every single day.. I have felt a HUGE difference in the way that I act towards others. Praying for me has gotten significantly better and it's all because I've been applying humility, I'm so more thankful for the blessings I have and I never realized just how blind I was until I evaluated myself.. Crazy times!

The highlights from my humility studies are:

Pain brings you to a humility that allows you to ponder

Some suppose that humility is about beating ourselves up, humility does not mean convincing ourselves that we are worthless, meaningless or of little value, nor does it mean denying ourselves or withholding talents God had given us. We don't discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves. It comes as we go about our work with an attitude of serving God and our fellow men.

Humility directs our attention and love toward others and to heavenly father's purposes. Pride does the opposite. Pride draws it's energy and strength from deep wells of selfishness. The moment we stop obsessing with ourselves and lose ourselves in service, our pride diminishes and begins to die.

Well it's transfer week and im staying in Hull with my companion Elder Dobbs. We both have our 19 th birthday in the next few weeks so we will get to celebrate together. 

Stay safe and well :D