Friday, February 18, 2011

Enduring the storm

In life we all must face different trials, some small, and some great. When faced with these difficulties, we may instinctively shut down completely, or try to power through it as fast as possible, but there is a better way.
If you were to fly a plane there are many instances that you would be faced with turbulence. Turbulence, like our personal trials, shakes us, threatens to throw us off our course, and potentially to crash. Some reactions to this situation could be similar to the reactions to trials we face in our personal lives. If we were to apply the tactics mentioned earlier the results would be disastrous. Dieter F. Uchtdorf said that:
"Professional pilots understand that there is an optimum turbulence penetration speed that will minimize the negative effects of turbulence. And most of the time that would mean to reduce your speed. The same principle applies also to speed bumps on a road.
Therefore, it is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions."
If we focus on what is most important we will be able to weather the storms life throws at us. Find what makes you happy like family, friends, the love of the Savior, and cling tight to those things. I challenge you to remember those things that are most important; to hold onto those things.

1 comment:

  1. I love the plane stories that Uchtdorf tells! Great thoughts Elder!