(Some of you may not understand the references used as they are in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. )
As I was driving the other nite, I realized that those spiritual giants we know have low/hard times too. They have their down days, their tough days, their days when they question life.
Take these people for example:
- Joseph, Jacob's son - was cast in prison and quite down on himself until he was able to interpret Pharoah's dreams.
- Lehi and Sariah - when her sons were taking a long time in returning with the brass plates, she started to murmur and question her husband's visions, which in turn made Lehi question.
- Joseph Smith - while he was in Carthage Jail he was quite down and upset, wondering if it was all worth it.
- And those in my life that I know personally and consider spiritual giants (leaving them nameless) but am close enough to them to know that they have hard times too...
There are so many others and so many people that are strong in the Spirit, but sometimes it's just tough. Sometimes life just gets us down in the dumps, but we've got to just suck it up, push it away - do whatever we have to do to get our life back in line. And remember that we aren't alone - there are others that went through and are currently going through struggles as well.
To those I know that are having a tough time - Good luck!
To those I know that are doing well and strong - Congrats and keep it up!