Sunday, June 29, 2008

Am I Good and Humble?

The talks in Sacrament Meeting this morning and the lessons in Sunday School and Relief Society all added to a question that runs through my mind. How do you know if you are good enough without becoming prideful if the answer is yes? And of course, by good enough I don't mean REALLY good enough, but that you are doing the best you can, making the right choices and trying to be like Jesus.

I could give you a list of the things that I have not perfected in myself, but many of you know them and the rest of you will figure it out soon enough. But the Lord has placed in me, as He has in you great responsibility and has trusted me/us to do the right thing. So when opportunity for service comes, we take it; when the opportunity to testify comes we take it. Sister Chieko Okazaki told us in a meeting to pat ourselves on the back if we were doing a good job, and if we weren't to that level, to pat ourselves on half our backs.

So there's the rub. If I'm good enough (for now), how much of my back should I pat? lol

There is a song which says pretty much how I feel. When the Lord needs someone to help who can he call? I'm willing, so he can call me. Does that make me proud?

Well, give a listen and tell me what you think. Are we proud when we know the Lord can call on us?


2 comments:

mamalutz said...

Ohhh I love Camelot! It has been a long time since I've seen it.
I would say just pat away! I think you are pretty awesome!

shannon said...

You weren't kidding about my hubby needing to do that song for the talent show! What a riot! I know what you mean about the humility thing. In our hearts, only we and God truly know how we measure up...the best part is, the Lord is merciful and loves us so comepletely and perfectly.