Facing the Elephants

be-not-afraid     Some days are so full of learning, it’s hard to know where to start or how to move forward. Some elephants are too big to face. Sometimes I feel like there’s a whole herd in front of me, and I want to be done with elephants already.


     Mormon 9:11 “I will show unto you a God of miracles,”
I feel like this is a promise for me today.
     Mormon 9:21
“Behold I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.”
     I am learning that not all miracles look happy or pretty on the surface. Sometimes the miracle we need to receive looks like this:
     Helaman 11:4
“Oh Lord, do not suffer that this people shall be destroyed by the sword; but O Lord, rather let there be a famine in the land, to stir them up in remembrance of the Lord their God, and perhaps they will repent and turn unto thee.”
     Sometimes I can be too hard-headed to learn a lesson the easy way and I have to experience some painful things. I had never thought before that sometimes Heavenly Father sends me a chance to learn a hard lesson in a hard way, to save me from learning a hard lesson in an even harder way.
     Maybe that’s why the doctor tells me I have to do a liver cleanse with what I believe to be a wretched meal replacement drink. Maybe that’s why I have to follow it up with a two-month anti-candida diet. Maybe I missed an easier lesson somewhere and so now I need to try again and learn it so I won’t have to suffer through a much harder lesson in the future.
Or MAYBE this is just the easiest way for me to learn from the place I am, in order to end up in the place Heavenly Father wants me to be.
     It’s okay if I don’t like the process though, right?
I suppose I need to live my motto now more than ever before:

The journey IS the reward.

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