“Waste is unjustified, and especially the waste of time limited as that commodity is in our days of probation. One must live, not only exist; he must do, not merely be; he must grow, not just vegetate.”
President Spencer W. Kimball, Miracle of Forgiveness
Over the last several years, I have been at war with myself because of my limitations. I tend to use those limitations as an excuse to not do things. I am caught in a vicious cycle. If I get overworked by doing something then I am out of commission not able to do almost anything for a bit. I am exhausted for quite some time until I can recover. But, at the same time, I need to keep doing things so that I avoid atrophy and then eventually not be able to do anything. It’s a fine line that I’m still trying to define. It’s only been 7+ years now afterall. 🙂
This continual struggle we all find ourselves in, in some way or another, during our mortal sojourn on earth. We all need to spend our time getting better. At whatever cost. Getting better physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. It may just be a very minute improvement or a complete 180. It does not matter. As long as we are moving forward. As long as are better than yesterday. Heavenly Father does not care where we are on the path as long as we are on it. This path is not just for spiritual progress either, as I used to think. Overcoming the natural man is our purpose. We must improve in every aspect while on this path.
My favorite author/scriptorian, Bruce R. McConkie, said that “if you’re on that path and pressing forward, and you die, you’ll never get off the path”. Meaning that we can keep improving and getting better. Otherwise, there is no increase.