The Lesson of the Year
Hard Knock Life Lesson
Last week you saw a flurry of activity on my blog here. One minute I was renouncing Mormonism and the next second I was apologizing for doing that. I first want to thank my wife for being supportive! We may not always be perfect, but we love each other! Since it is motivation Monday, I want you guys to be able to learn something from my mistakes.
Lesson #1 – Never act on emotion.
I think the biggest thing I could learn from last week is not to go off half-cocked on things. I am a very emotional person. I liken myself to Captain Moroni of the Book of Mormon. Bishop Matthews first showed me how I am like him. If we are to grow and progress one of the biggest lessons I think we can learn in mortality is to never act on emotions. If you learn how to slow down and think about things you won’t make mistakes!
Lesson #2 – See Things from Others Perspectives
Something else my friend Brandon taught me this week is how to view things in others perspectives. It’s hard when you’re in the middle of interpersonal relationship issues. You tend only to see things from your perspective. A good person is not ruled by this alone! If you take the time to see things from others, you may change how you feel. It also helps you to communicate your issues better and needs to other people.
Lesson #3 – By People’s Fruit You will know them!
I want to challenge all my readers to take the time to look at the fruit people show. People are good at saying one thing and meaning another. How many folks are in the church in their masks hiding their problems and issues? Sometimes people who you think are your friends and looking out for you are not. But if you watch a person carefully you will be able to find out their true fruits!
Lesson 4 – Never Be Ashamed To Say I’m Sorry
I offended some of my readership with what I posted last week. I am so so sorry for that. That is why this weekend I had to do the blog post above this one.
Humility is one of the greatest traits of God that we can exhibit. In life, we are not going to be perfect. But we are charged to be progressing and moving towards perfection. One of the key lessons is humility. There is no shame in admitting your mistakes and downfalls. Doing this will not only keep your heart and mind in check with the things of God, but it will also help you learn from your mistakes.
Lesson 5 – Leave the past there and move with forwarding progression!
Our pasts always haunt us in life. We all have made mistakes that we wish we could change. Last week’s problem and issue were because of my past coming back to haunt me. Friends who remembered me when I was the Pentecostal preacher wanting me to return to that. For a while, I began to look at my past, and Satan began to trick me.
How was I tricked? Satan only shows you the things he knows appeals to you. Either love of the flesh, the pride of life, etc. Satan tried to make my past seem like something I should have right now. He used that to allow folks to creep into my head and try to make me feel that the path I am on would lead me to hell.
Gratitude is the best attitude!
I am grateful because I am learning some valuable lessons from the week. The main reason I wanted to write this post for Motivational Monday was simply reminded myself down the road about this week and what I learned. I also hope that this blog post blesses you as I expounded on a couple of the lessons I have learned this week.
I am glad that I am back on my grind and back in the bosom of my faith. Earlier I spoke about watching people’s fruit. I think that is so important, even Christ said so. Matthew 7:18 (KJV) “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” One of the things I heard at a fundamentalist prayer meeting was that what they were doing seemed judgemental of others.
Now on the flip side when I talked to my friend and Bishop about my feelings they did something remarkable. They LOVED me anyways even though I was leaving my faith. I feel like I have genuine friends in church. When I needed them for anything, they were immediately ready to help. And when I made mistakes they corrected me with love.
Thank you for reading this blog post! If there is anything I can do to be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to let me know. God bless you and keep you is my prayer! I dedicate this blog post to my wife and every friend who reacts in love and not in malice. We should all try to live this way! If I can be a friend to you or help you with anything, please let me know. I am walking in faith, and I’m excited about the future!