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Faith
By They speak
3/26/2011 2:20:03 AM
I was driving to work today and it dawned on me - I have absolutely no faith. I just admitted it...and it was strangely liberating. This realization has I think evaded me in the past because of the strong feelings I have for God and the Savior. Even in my darkest moments I've always been susceptible and sensitive to the Spirit. I feel it now even as I say that. But that's not faith. Indeed not "faith unto repentance" (yet). I realized in that moment that Lucifer too knew what I know...but he had no faith in the Savior (among other issues)...and he walked away. I think making this distinction was important for me to grow... if I will (Alma 33:23).

Funny i didn't see this sooner. My stake president has postponed my disciplinary counsel because he thinks I don't have the faith to handle one yet..? Honestly I didn't give the concept a lot of consideration even though he's reiterated it several times. Almost like in one ear and out the other...just going with the flow. But now it seems so obvious. I have no faith!

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990