Gaining Perspective

God can help us expand our perspective and understand how sorrow and pain can be of benefit to our character growth. Hard experiences often prepare us to do great things. We may not see that in the moment, but if we understand this truth, continue to persevere, with time that perspective will come.

God's Hand
Those who leave everything in God’s hands will eventually see God’s hand in everything

Our Unique Burdens
Don’t assume that happiness is the absence of a load. The uniques burdens in each of our lives help us rely on the merits, mercy and grace of Holy Messiah
David A. Bednar

  From the Editors Desk

  1. The Plan of… Happiness? Pt. 1: Consecrated Trials

    The two biggest lies that we profess as truth: If we pray, everything will be ok. We will be happy if we do what we are supposed to do. I know I’m being pretty bold, and pretty frank, and not saying your typical Sunday School answers, but that’s just how it...
  2. Something Beautiful from the Ashes

    When the dust settles after the destruction, you look around at what your life is…  Shattered… and Broken… You wonder how you ever find happiness again, and how anything will ever be made right. I remember thinking, “God, I don’t have to be happy I just need to quit hurting....
  3. A Trouble-free Life

        Expecting a trouble free life because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. – Harold S Kushner I remember a time in my life when I hoped desperately that I could avoid significant trials by being good....

  Real Stories

A woman paralyzed from the waist down doesn’t let her adversity stop her. With the Lord’s help she thrived and is still excelling in spite of it. “It is often in the trial of adversity that we learn those most critical lessons that form our character and shape our destiny.” – Dieter F Utchdorf

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    Stepping Stones or Stumbling Blocks?

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  2. Embrace Your Potential

    Embrace Your Potential

    Recently, a friend sent me this quote, “Chinese philosophers would say: don’t discover who you are, let alone embrace what you find. Instead of choosing self-acceptance, choose self-cultivation. Instead of embracing yourself, overcome yourself. This is not just how you become a flourishing adult. It is the best way to...

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Perspective and attitude matter

I have learned through my own trials that perspective and attitude DO affect the outcome. As strange as this sounds, trials are a blessing IF you choose to see them as one.


Question & Answer

How do I gain a greater perspective?