“Mercifully, the Son of God offers us deliverance from the bondage of our sins, which are among the heaviest of all the burdens we bear. During His Atonement He suffered “according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance.” Christ “suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent.” When we repent and keep the commandments, forgiveness and relief from our burdened conscience come with the help that only the Savior offers, for “surely, whosoever repenteth shall find mercy.”
Elder L. Whitney Clayton, “That Your Burdens May Be Light”, General Conference, October 2009
The thing with pride is that I tend to want to carry a load by myself. It’s my mess, I’ll clean it up…is my thinking. Nothing can be so natural man…ish. I am learning to surrender my burdens, all of them. The ones of my own doing, and those given to me. It’s not simple. It’s a new mindset.
What’s funny is that when I do surrender my burdens, they are lighter and easier to carry. Why wouldn’t I do that. Well….pride. More than just being stubborn, it’s a holding on to habits. Holding on to perception. Holding on to the way it is, because it’s always been that way.
It’s a difficult piece of who I am to let go of. But I am learning to.