January 8, 2012

It is Better to Look Up!


Reading in the Conference Edition, I found a talk entitled "It is Better to Look Up" by Elder Carl B. Cook and it touched my heart. He spoke about how he had just spent his first week as a General Authority and was feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. As he came down in the elevator he was looking down at the floor when someone came in. It was President Monson and he encouraged him "It is better to look up!"

He goes on to say that the Prophets lead us to God and President Monson is a great example of this. He says "He exercises great faith and is filled with optimism, wisdom, and love for others. His attitude is one of 'can do' and 'will do'. He trusts the Lord and relies on Him for strength, and the Lord blesses him."

At this New Year, I really want to be more optimistic. Things will work out. We have a good job- A great job! We have an offer on our house in Maryland. We have a sweet dog. Our future is bright and we will be able to reach the rest of our goals as we put our trust in Him.

He goes on to say that if we "exercise our faith and look to God for help, we will not be overwhelmed with the burdens of life..We must have the faith to look up and the courage to follow His direction."

I want to tell you, at the beginning of this New Year, that even though the way may be dark and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel- there is always light: coming from up above.

He is there. He is yearning to help us, if we but look up and listen.

This is my blog. My name is Megan Abbott.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I want to be more optimistic, too.