LIfe is Like...

12 October 2007
Life is like new clothes. When you first buy them, you want to wear them all the time and show them off, because you look hot in them, but as you constantly wear them, you start to get bored with them and crave something more, so you go shopping again and get some new clothes.

What does this have to do with my life? Well, I think that it has to deal with many aspects of my life. I look back at my life and its development. It is unique because of the time period, how you deal with things at that time, and where you are spiritually. As I have recently been looking at my life right now, I have been considering why I feel like I am going nowhere. I found an answer at the Priesthood Session of General Conference.

As I said in an earlier post, the doctrine of always raising the bar hit me really hard. It was kind of like a slap in the face. During the summer, I received some great inspiration and I stuck with that inspiration. I worked on doing what I was supposed to and what God was telling me to do. Then when the school year was about to start and when it started, I was sort of in a funk. Things did not feel the same (my clothes were not so flashy anymore) and I wanted and needed something more.

I soon found out that I needed to raise the bar. I need to do this because I felt spiritually hindered and that I was not going anywhere. I was just stuck in a state of no improvement. I needed to challenge myself spiritually (read scriptures more often, pray more often, etc.) to gain more confidence in myself and God. Thus causing my spiritual growth once again. I will tell you right now that I feel like I am growing again and that I am out the funk that I was in. I am not so depressed and I am slowly getting over a big problem that I am still struggling with.

I now have my new clothes and I am going to wear them as much as I can. I am also going to try to keep them as nice as they can for a while. I now know that they will eventually wear out and that they will need to be replaced with something bigger and better.

4 comments:

Annabelle said...

A good analogy. You sound like you're doing better. This makes me happy.

Felicity said...

Deep, profound, and life changing. You're good. You're very, very good :)

Brady said...

I like the analogy too. I'm glad you're doing so much better and raising the bar. You're amazing and I admire you!

Kengo Biddles said...

Okay, so when are you taking me shopping for new clothes? ;)