The world thinks if you’re Mormon you can’t live a fun life because there’s too many rules and restrictions. But they are wrong. No one makes me follow the rules and teachings of this church. I have personally been on both sides of the spectrum before. I have tried to live with and without it. I have tried finding other sources of happiness. I have tried other religions and nothing has brought me true, eternal, ever lasting happiness like this gospel will when you are trying to live its teachings.
I might not know all the doctrine or be the scripture masterist but I have felt the spirit so strongly. I wish I could explain to y’all the feeling but it is seriously impossible to put it into words.
When I think of my past and the circumstances that I was put in and where I am now in life my nose stings, goosebumps run down my spine, my eyes begin to water and I can’t stop smiling. Many times I was on the verge of just giving up. I could have easily used my circumstances as an excuse to blame my downfall on. But I told myself I’d do anything to not let my kids go through the pain I did.
When the rain came down and the floods came up the wise man built his house upon the rock. Build your house upon the Lord Jesus Christ and your house shall stay firm. I never realized how blessed I was to be raised in this church until my faith was put to the test. He’s always there for you. He’s patiently waiting for you to turn to him.
It’s not about being perfect, but striving to. Because if you aren’t striving to be perfect, are you really trying your hardest? I’ll be the first to say I’m far from perfect but the Gospel of Jesus Christ is, and it’s here to help not only you & I reach our FULL potential but others along the way as-well.
Many of us don’t realize how blessed we are to have the Gospel in our lives. We have the recipe to success. So many people out there are lost and confused.
I know this church is true! The same church that was on this earth when Christ was here. But when he died and the 12 apostles died, all the proper authority was lost. Everyone wasn’t teaching the complete Gospel with the proper authority until a confused boy by the name of Joseph Smith got on his knees asked “Which church is true?”
I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet called of God to restore the Gospel to this earth in preparation of his coming again. I know he lives today. I know he loves me. I know he has a plan for each and every one of us. I know that there is an after life. I know he suffered and died for our sins so that we could return to live with him. I know the Book of Mormon is a continued testament of Jesus Christ. I know that when you are living the Gospel you WILL be blessed beyond you can imagine.
I promise you, if you put your pride aside, humble yourself, and seek after the truth, you will find it! Get on your knees and pray about it. Ask for guidance. Be patient. Have faith. He will answer. It’s no secret. Give it a shot. Come to church. I promise you won’t regret it :)))) We aren’t too weird after-all, I like to think I turned out some what normal.
I have always dreamed of this moment and it’s finally here. I can’t wait to share the overwhelming joy this church brings to my life and others around me. To help others understand his plan for us and to be an example. Even if all I accomplish is being there for someone, lending them a hand or putting a smile on their face it’ll make my mission worth every second.
Welpppp this is the moment I say goodbye. Wait, is the camera on me?! Ughh ok first off I’d like to thank MTV, my producers and the big man up top! Haha jk but I am so thankful for all my family and friends in my life. I’m going to really miss you guys, y’all have shaped me into the man I will become. Hold down the fort while I’m gone. Until next time…#SeeYouIn2 🙂
I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ,