What a great week to be alive! we thought that this week was going to full of rain, but its been pretty dry actually. I love the heat as much as the next guy, but some rain would be very welcome!
This week more miracles have happened and it always impresses me how the Lord blesses us if we open our eyes to His work. On my mission I have seen time and time again that the people who are the happiest are the ones who work for the future, not just for the "Here and now". The world we live in is all about the "Now" and how we can be happy "now". Have we ever tried to ask the Lord for bigger vision, not just bigger blessings? We can sometimes pull ourselves into a pit where we pray and pray and wait for blessings to come, when the blessings have been there the whole time. Sometimes we can act like the "Sign seekers" in the Book of Mormon and say "I will be happy when you bless me". Being happy is being content that what you have is what the Lord wants you to have. Being happy is not all about waiting for the Lord's blessings, but also being able to see what he has given us. I've done this, and it has greatly changed my mission, and my life. In the Lord's plan there are no coincidences, if you are struggling, be happy about it, the Lord is strengthening you to become like Him. If you want to be sad or upset, take a second and consider these things:
1- Does feeling sad make me feel better?
2- Does feeling upset help me and others?
3- Will I remember this in a few minutes? An hour? Week?
4- Am I thinking about my blessings?
If we answer "no" to any of these questions, we have reasons to be happy, we just might have forgotten the "happy" things!
Missionary life is so amazing, and it always reaps blessings, if you want to feel how amazing life is, try sharing the gospel! It always works!
Mahal Ko Kayo!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The Weirdest Missionary You Know)