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Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's 5 AM and I have been up for the last hour preparing my Relief Society lesson.  I've had this calling for only two months, and it has felt overwhelming to me.  I feel inadequate and inexperienced.  I was telling a good friend just yesterday that I've never wanted to ask to be released from a calling, but I just feel like I can't do this one.

As I was searching lds.org for stories to use during my lesson, I come across this quote from Pres. Monson that he shared in the July 2009 Liahona:

"Remember that you are entitled to our Father’s blessings in this work. He did not call you to your privileged post to walk alone, without guidance, trusting to luck. On the contrary, He knows your skill, He realizes your devotion, and He will convert your supposed inadequacies to recognized strengths. He has promised: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up” (D&C 84:88).

Amazing how if we are searching, and praying, we come across just what we need to hear.

8 comments:

Nate, Cami and Crew said...

Very true. Love you Sis.

Laurel said...

Love this. Totally needed it. I feel the same way about my calling and this made me feel so reassured! Thanks for posting!

marciea casselman said...

Oh Amylee, you are going to be the best RS teacher! I think that we need all ages and all experiences for teachers in RS. I love our older teachers and I love our younger teachers. Don't feel intimidated because you are going to be and do fine.

Amy N. said...

I'm sure you are a wonderful teacher! That is a fantastic quote. The thing that I often have to remind myself is that it doesn't matter what skills we have when we start, the Lord can give us whatever we need. Do your research, know your material, and let the spirit do the rest. You are incredible!

Breona said...

Yes as yes. Love the quote, scripture and your friends are right-you are incredible and the lord will always be there to buoy you up! Inspiration put you in this calling-not luck or chance.

Breona said...

Leaving comments from my phone is always trouble. Pretty sure it just got erased? Anyways- YES and yes. Love the quote, scripture and your friends are right, you are incredible. It is not by luck or chance that you are teaching/serving us in RS. Inspiration and perspiration go hand and hand...? Haha. Love.

Erin said...

I would give anything to come listen to one of your lessons. Amy, you have such a way with people and helping them feel comfortable. I have NO doubt you are perfect for this calling!

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh! I'm surprised to hear you say this! You seem like a natural RS teacher to me. I would love to hear a lesson!