I haven't blogged in awhile to give an update on things. The biggest change of course is that I finished my graduate program! A Master's degree always seemed as a Goliath to me. Something that was daunting and most likely too much for my capacity. When I first started my education, I didn't have a lot of confidence that I could accomplish much with school. I am so grateful for the chain of events that my life has taken, and the many angels along the pathway to show me my abilities. I have often said that God has made so much more out of my life then I could have ever imagined. There are so many things that I have experienced and loved that I never even knew I wanted.
However, there are still times that I struggle maintaining that trust in God's plan and timing. I have been thinking about a talk I had heard about God allowing us to go down dead ends when two paths are placed before us so that we may know quickly which one is wrong. I finally found that source. It was a Mormon Message from last year by Elder Holland. You can click on the video below or find it here. It is only 4 minutes long and WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!
Elder Holland says it so much more eloquently than I could. "When making decisions, God expects us to pray, trust, and be believing and then not give up, panic, or "jump ship" when something doesn't seem to be going right." - Elder Holland
Even though my graduate degree was pursued for personal goals and achievement I believed that it would help me grow in my career and in other directions. I have had to go down a lot of wrong roads it seems, and still haven't found the correct one. But, "God loves us. He is good. He is our Father." I know that what I am going through is a part of mortality, and many others may be having the same feelings or emotions as I have had. So, I thought I would send this out into my little part of the universe to share. This last quote has helped me during many of these wrong road moments.
LOVE LIFE! It will all be okay...