Essential Takeaway: Time goes away.

This week most of us participated in moving our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time. Personally, I don’t care which time we are on, I just wish we could pick one and stick with it. Time is an interesting thing. It passes no matter what we do. We can not stop it and we can not change its speed. I do think time has sped up but I do not have any scientific proof of that. When I am anticipating something happening, like Christmas morning, it seems to take FOREVER and is one of the few moments time seems to slow down. What if we are waiting on the Lord for something to happen? Maybe we are expecting a blessing of marriage, children, a better job, or a medical issue to pass? The Lord said in D&C64:31-32: “My words are sure and shall not fail,” He continued, “but all things must come to pass in their time.” Currently, I am trying to wait for a few things to come to pass. The first is for me to reach my goal weight. I have been working toward that goal for just over a year. I still have some work to go and that will take time. I am also anticipating my missionary daughter to come home. It is anticipated she will come home the end of November. I have never been described as patient. As I work and wait for these anticipated moments, I remember this quote by Elder Neal A. Maxwell: “Since faith in the timing of the Lord may be tried, let us learn to say not only, ‘Thy will be done,’ but patiently also, ‘Thy timing be done.’”  Even though we lost an hour this week,  I will try to be more patient with myself and with the Lord as I use my time on Earth to progress. Time will pass. I will improve one day at a time.

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