Recognizing Patterns

Patterns often exist in our life or in nature to teach us important lessons. These analogies are a gift to help us understand what we are to learn and how to move forward. Patterns also exist in our lives that sometimes need to be changed if we are to move forward. If we are perceptive, the Spirit will teach us lessons through patterns and help us know the patterns to follow and the pattern to discard.

A Series of Miracles
Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles.
Mike Greenburg

Tender Mercies
The Lord’s tender mercies do not occur randomly or by mearly coincidence, Faithfulness, Obedience and Humility invite tender mercies into our lives, and it is often the Lord’s timing that enables us to recognize and treasure these important blessings.
David A Bednar

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  Real Stories

Jeffrey R. Holland shares a personal experience that shows a pattern.  His story reminds us to always trust God and the direction He gives us. When making decisions, God expects us to pray, trust, and be believing and then not give up, panic, or “jump ship” when something doesn’t seem to be going right.  

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The Lord is there and ready to take your load of grief and everything else that goes along with it.

I have seen so many tender mercies through these past few years, even before he died (looking back) that I can’t count them. I’m also aware that there are many others that I haven’t noticed. I thank my Heavenly Father on a consistent basis for all the unknown tender mercies as well.



One thing is for sure—not all patterns of behavior were intended to be carried on.

They may be the tool that is holding you back from the life you want to have. Just like the walls that get triggered to be built in the past, patterns of the past can be broken and changed.


Question & Answer

How can I learn to recognize patterns?