Sunday, March 4, 2012

Like a Lighthouse...


My friend, Megan, and I were in the temple on Thursday night and started chatting about the power of being an example. There is such a strength in just being who you and shining your light that way.

Although my church has many missionaries that go out into the world to teach what we believe, we also believe that a mission is not for everyone. A mission is a personal decision and although young, LDS men are encouraged to go, there are circumstances where they are not able, ready, or it's just not right. I think the majority go and should go, but there are always exceptions. As a young woman, I was set on going on a mission from the age of four. Then, when the time came I KNEW it wasn't right for me... I had other opportunities that came along and led me to where I needed/need to be... They led me to MY mission.


At times in my life (and I'm sure in each of your lives) I have had the simple mission of standing firm in who I am and being the example.  Sure, we go forth and serve those around us.  However, I love the quote above because sometimes we merely need to be willing to shine and let our light guide others. 

I know that I have a Father in Heaven who lives and loves me.  I know that my Savior truly lived and died for me.  With this knowledge and the blessings of the gospel in my life, I also know that I am guided by my Heavenly Father in all that I do.  I know He hears me and truly listens... I know that He is looking out for me and that He, and my Savior, love me very much.  I know that as I stand firm in the things that I believe and allow others to do the same, we can be beacons of light for those struggling. 

I can and will stand firm, and shine forth like a lighthouse.
*muah*

Song of the Day:  It just is too appropriate to pass up... Today's song is Jenny Phillips's song "Lighthouse in the Night."  I might have used this one before... but I don't believe so.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

Kate said...

Amen Linze. The story of being a teacher! :) so many times I wish I could just tell the kids what I know to be true. But I know my example alone sometimes is all that is needed to let them know. Also side note: yours truly is singing in this song. I also sang on the Spanish version of it. It was my first recording in Espanol. :)

qtdoll said...

Thank you for this post Linze! This just completed my day. And I enjoyed the song by Jenny Phillips, she is so talented, I can never get tired of her voice. Amazing how the decisions we choose in life are usually followed by examples we were given, and giving to others. Have a wonderful Sunday! (PS: don`t forget to tell me when you are coming) Besos!

qtdoll said...

Thank you for this post Linze! This just completed my day. And I enjoyed the song by Jenny Phillips, she is so talented, I can never get tired of her voice. Amazing how the decisions we choose in life are usually followed by examples we were given, and giving to others. Have a wonderful Sunday! (PS: don`t forget to tell me when you are coming) Besos!