Monday, April 5, 2010

To Create One's Self

After the Saturday morning session of General Conference ended, I got on Facebook for just a moment.  That's the kind of relationship I have with Facebook--a moment here, a moment there. 

As soon as I logged on, one of Q's friends (who is Christian but not LDS) popped up in a chat box.  She asked, "What do you think it means to create yourself?"

I thought this was an interesting question, and what a time to be asked it...right after listening to spiritual giants tell you all you need to know to be a good person.  I didn't hesitate in my answer...

"I believe that God sends us here to accomplish certain things, so it's up to us to let Him create us.  We just need to be able to humble ourselves enough to accept the experiences and lessons that help us become what we are meant to be.

"It seems that those things that are hardest for us to go through are the very things that do the best 'creating.'"

I love that, in this world where things seem to be in upheaval most of the time, there are answers to be had.  We don't need to wonder or worry because we have access to God.  He knows us and loves us.  I love that I didn't have to work hard to come up with an answer to this question.  It was right there.  It's just true.


Tonya said...

Perfect answer! I hope her friend took it to heart.

Unknown said...

Great Answer:)
I love this question and will be posting it over at CS:)

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