Saturday, July 30, 2011

Through small and simple things....

This... Is Elder Coles.  Missionary life is so crazy!  There are so many things going on all the time!  I feel especially overwhelmed this transfer.  I am serving in two units a ward and a branch and so we have alot of people to see, alot of members to teach and uplift, not to mention all the people investigating the church who we need to see as well, trying to reactivate members who have had some struggles, training a new missionary, preparing trainings for district meetings, continuing to learn the gospel, trying to write my friends letters, trying to make the best blog posts ever.... the list goes on.  Despite all of this going on I still continue to love life!  I love being busy and trying to balance out everything (which I still fail at but I am getting better).  I try to stay calm and I try to remember the scripture in Alma 37:6

"Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass"

There is a point that I have reached just recently where I have been trying to magnify my calling so much and trying to do what is right and be 100% focused and be PERFECT... I just realized that I cant do it all.  I want to do it all... but I cant.  I know now that I just have to keep it simple.  To keep life simple.  But for real... How simple is the gospel??  Soo simple!  Our savior Jesus Christ set the example for us and showed us how we need to live and what we need to do to be happy and taught that faith in him, repentance, baptism by proper authority and recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost and endure to the end is all we need to do to be happy.  Thats it.  Isnt that great?  Its so simple.       

1 comment:

  1. Elder Coles- your blog is amazing! :) I love this post- your testimony is so helpful and so true!