CMM100 #7 Quick Inspiration to Go

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CMM100

Short inspirational quotes for 3 essential areas of your life ~ chosen by Classic Mormon Mom and delivered about 100 days a year.

  1. How to heal
  2. Leadership/Relationships
  3. Scriptures

Studying these three topics every day promotes well-being and satisfaction.   Establishing a morning routine which includes these three topics noticeably increases the quality of life.

Contemplate these three selected quotes today!

1)  How to Let Go / How to Overcome / How to Heal / Forgiveness

Select Quote:  “Elder McConkie pays fitting tribute to this noblest of all deeds: Nothing in the entire plan of salvation compares in any way in importance with the most transcendent of all events, the atoning sacrifice of our Lord.  It is the most important single thing that has ever occurred in the entire history of created things; it is the rock foundation upon which the gospel and all other things rest.”

“That being the case, one would think that all the world would anxiously turn to the Savior.  Unfortunately that has not been the case.  The Savior observed, “I …came unto my own and my own received me not” (D&C 6:21).  Nephi foresaw this deplorable state of affairs: “The world, because of their iniquity, shall judge him to be a thing of naught” (1 Nephi 19:9).  What a tragic observation.”   (The Infinite Atonement – Tad R. Callister)

Contemplation:  Just what does the atonement mean to you and how do you view the power of it in regards to you (and others)?

2)  Relationships / Leadership / Self-Improvement

Select Quote:  “If you and I want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure until death, just let us indulge in a little stinging criticism – no matter how certain we are that it is justified.”

“When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.”  (How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie)

3)  Daily Scripture Notes

Sometimes the Church stumbles, has its challenges and can disappoint us.  In fact, because it’s only staffed by flawed human beings, that is almost a guarantee.  We will run into people blunders and cultural errors at some point.  This is where our relationship with Christ is essential, both to see others with generosity as well as love ourselves.  Then the inevitable letdown won’t seem so significant or deal-breaking.  God clarifies the impending imperfections we run into:

1 The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught [in the end, everything will happen as it should, regardless of how much we may mess it up].

2 For God doth not walk in crooked paths, [God is true and faithful] neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.

3 Remember, remember [because it’s hard to do during that disappointing moment] that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men; (D&C 3:1-3)

Why does God emphasize “remember” twice in verse 3?  Because He knows it is hard to keep the higher perspective during an episode of frustration.  Sometimes we have to “be still and know that I am God [and remember humans are humans].”  Another set of verses which reminds us Church leaders are a work in progress, is D&C 1:24-28.

Is it time to forgive an error or a misjudgment?  I’m rooting for you – I know it’s ultra hard sometimes, because I’ve been there.  But I also know more happiness finds us when we tell past wrongs to quit dictating our emotions and let them be water under the bridge.  What can you and I gift to make Church life more like Zion for someone else?  What wheels could we put our shoulders to?  The best to you always and plenty of inner strength when church life falls short of God!

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Mom to 6, Nana to 2 and Wife to 1. We live in awesome, vibrant Salt Lake City, Utah about eight minutes west of Temple Square. And my initials are SLC ~ the same as the city we live in.

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