Essential Takeaway: I relate to a robot.
Last week was my birthday, and I LOVE everything about birthdays…. even my own! One of the awesome gifts I got was a Shark robot vacuum. I realize I’m pretty behind the game when it comes to a life necessity, but I finally joined the crowd. I have never related to a machine more than I do to Baby Shark. He understands his mission in life. He knows he was created to clean up after the people that live in this home. I understand part of my mission is similar…. clean up physically, emotionally or spiritually after the people that live here.
When Baby Shark bumps into something, he quickly turns a different direction and tries again. While I relate to Baby Shark, when I bounce around like a ping pong, I usually cry, or feel guilty about bumping into things. I need to be more like Baby Shark. Don’t get upset about bumping into something. Heavenly Father KNEW I would bump into things. Now I will try to quickly realize that was a mistake, turn another direction, and keep going with my mission.
Another thing I’ve noticed about Baby Shark is he knows where his charger is. He can not clean all day long every single day. Baby Shark knows he needs to charge or he can not complete his mission. How can I get charged? I have learned that the best charging station for me is connecting with my Savior. I need my scripture study. I need the sacrament. I need the peace that is in the temple.
Bumping along in life is difficult but we can improve our mission as we spend time charging with the Savior. From President Thomas S. Monson: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” As we make Christ the center of our lives, our fears will be replaced by the courage of our convictions.”
You will bump along while trying to fulfill your important mission. Remember to go back to your charger on a daily basis.