top of page

Goodness not Guilt 2.27.13

I’ve been thinking about the what a gift it is to be able to learn from my own choices.  Along those lines, I feel much more inclined to do something if I’ve chosen it (as opposed to feeling obligated to it).  I think this has to do with the freedom of my soul.  The trouble is, Christianity has been around for quite a while and at this point there are an awful lot of things that I can feel obliged to add to my life in my efforts to seek the Savior.  Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by the (missed) opportunities that I begin to feel resentful and frustrated because it seems impossible to keep up with all the things I “need” to be doing or “should” be doing to be close to Him.  Doubtless there are essentials that form the bedrock of our personal relationships with Him but it’s easy to tack on a bunch of extra things that can really burden us during certain seasons of our lives.  I wonder if that’s the biggest ploy that the adversary has, making our ascent to the Savior feel obligatory instead of voluntary.    Because an forced approach feels different than a voluntary approach.   And with Him, it has always been voluntary.  So many of the connections I make with Him happen in simple, everyday moments where I’m earnestly trying to be present in whatever I’m doing.  I end up seeing Him in a creation or a connection or in the face of someone else.  He says over and over again, that we simply have to desire Him, seek Him and He will be there. The more I feel the drag of all the things I should or need to do to approach Him, the more I feel like it’s this future, distant goal and I will never get there.    But He’s always ready to be found in whatever moment we’re in right?

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Practicing Compassionate Patience

Since last fall our household has been navigating a substantial disappointment.  In the aftermath of our experience, amidst the agony of confusion, self-doubt, and just plain hurt, I feel unsettled ab

Faith and Freedom

The other day I found myself behind a car with a few different bumper stickers plastered to it’s backside.  One of them read ‘My FREEDOM is more important than your FAITH.’   I felt a visceral punch t

Regarding Relationships

Our relationships, especially the ones that have the power to affect us at our very cores, can elevate us to beautiful views of love, loyalty, sincerity and compassion and also send us crashing into t


bottom of page