Sunday, July 25, 2010

finding balance

"The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life." - Julie B. Beck

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We are home from church today because we are sick, so while Wendel is sleeping I'm watching some General Conference talks from April. Although I've heard these talks before, this quote by Julie Beck, the General Relief Society President, just stood out to me, probably because I could stand to focus on this area of my life a little more.

The single most important skill. That deserves my attention. It's so easy to get caught up in anything but things that qualify us for personal revelation...whether they be other good things (like school) or things that aren't really that uplifting (like certain tv shows that are funny but don't really prepare us to be in a place where we can receive personal revelation).

Often times my scripture reading consists of reading a scripture and quote from Stand a Little Taller before falling asleep. I really want to change that.

This is a reminder to myself to find balance in my life - balance between being a mother, a wife, a student, an employee, a housekeeper, a friend, a daughter, a sister, and above all, a daughter of God (because by remembering and fulfilling my role as a daughter of God, I will be better at all of the other roles in my life).

4 comments:

Denise said...

Ashley, your post really hit home for me too. I am in some serious need of balance. So many times I feel as though I am surviving and not actually growing or progressing. I need to change some things too.

Brandon, Emily & Sydney Wilson said...

thanks for the reminder. beautifully put.

Louise said...

I love that quote also. YOu are such an insiration to me. I am so proud to have you as my daughter.

Katie Tyler said...

balance... I think we could all use a little more of that! Thanks for the really good reminder.