Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"I will give you all of my time; please show me how to fill it."

I just finished reading a talk given by President Henrey B. Eyring from this last General Conference. He shared a story about his daughter-in-law and her struggle to have more children. Eventually the daughter-in-law cried out one day to the Lord saying, "I will give you all of my time; please show me how to fill it." She also expressed her willingness to take her family wherever they might be required to go. Two weeks later she found out she was pregnant. When her new baby was a just a year old she and her husband were called to serve a mission over seas. During their mission they had another child. I think we all have those faith trying times where those commitments and promises we make with the Lord are put to the test. Are we really willing to give our will to the Lord? Recently, Taylor got a second job interview out in Washington D.C. area. The company is flying him out in a couple of weeks and Avery and I will also be going along with him to check out the area. Things are still uncertain as we don't know if Taylor will even get an offer, but the possibility has really brought us to our knees in consideration. If that is where Heavenly Father wants us, are we willing to go and leave all that is comfortable? Are we willing to go knowing how far away our families and friends will be? As difficult as that decision is, yes, we will go where the Lord wants us to go. I have made many promises to Heavenly Father that I will go where he wants me to go and do what he wants me to do. And I don't make those promises grudgingly; I make those promises because that is my greatest desire; to do the will of my Father in Heaven. So whatever the turn out is of this job opportunity, I'm putting my trust in the Lord and submitting my will to His. I know without question that we were guided here(Utah) and I know that as we turn to Him the Lord will continue to guide us. I also know from past experiences that giving my will to the Lord has brought me great happiness! We will keep you all posted :)

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful thought Judy. This is one thing that I have always admired about you and Taylor, you have always sought out the Lord's will, no matter what. If you do end up embarking on this journey, there are sure to be many hardships, but many blessings as well. You will miss your family terribly, you may have a good support system around you, but no one can or will love and support you like your family. That is what I have found to be the hardest about living so far away, when it comes down to it, there are some things that only family can help you with and when they are not there you have to be strong (and creative) to get though it. But I know we are where we are suppose to be, our greatest support system has been our Savior and Heavenly Father, and they will be your's as well. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and Taylor as you make these major decisions (but secretly I will be hoping you end up a little farther north ;) you know somewhere we can get to you for a long weekend)