Monday, August 1, 2011

Week 84... Wants or Needs?

Well another week, another set of experiences, new lessons learned. We've got a bunch of people we are teaching. We are still finding a lot. We end up a lot of times almost running from place to place trying to get to each appointment. It gets way tough sometimes haha. Careful planning and prayer are needed, but planning is only one piece of the puzzle. It's in the doing of a plan that things get done. We have a lot to handle. Not just missionaries. All of us. We live in a world of things trying to catch our attention. We live in a world with more opportunities than ever before. We have a never ending to do list. We can ask ourselves if we usually take care of our wants first then our needs. We need to remember that we always should satisfy our needs first then our wants when we have the means to do so. Living within our means is a very difficult but important thing to do. Something I, myself, have a problem with. I have learned that we always plan, we always have an agenda, but sometimes in the duration of the doing, we get distracted by our wants over the needs of the day.

As Elder Uchdorf said "We need balance in life" Balance is key. We must prioritize that which is most important to the top of our list and move forward from there. When we have our needs taken care then we can move to the wants section. we have a lot to worry about as people. Family, friends, work, school, church, etc etc. I know that as we prioritize that which is most important, or what matters most, or our needs first, we will live a simpler life and a more happy life. It says in the Book of Mormon, Mosiah 4:27 "and see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order" I pray that we will all "win the prize by doing things in order" I love you all!!!

-Elder Heaton

Philippines Bacolod Mission

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