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January 31, 2021 - Come What May and Love It

I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it.
As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial. We can say, as did my mother, 'Come what may, and love it.'

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Come What May and Love It", General Conference, October 2008

Elder Pullin brought this talk up when we were talking about stresses and trials, particularly as he is dealing with being quarantined with a house full of missionaries because of positive test results and the levels of motivation that he is trying to keep elevated because of that.

I am so proud of him for being the leader he is and his example of faithfulness and obedience with exactness, as always, but especially now.

Anyway, I've thought about this talk the last few days now. The more difficult our trials, the more opportunity there is for growth. I believe that way. Therefore, the more opposition I face, the more compensation the Lord gives me. In terms of blessings, in terms of strength to bear these trials, in terms of whatever He feels that I need. I just need to trust Him that this compensation will come when He deems it necessary for me, and it's usually not in the manner I necessarily expected either. But, it does come, that's for certain.

We all face challenges and not-so-easy things that are unique to us. What I may deem rather easy, another may deem seriously difficult. We can't judge what another goes through, only support and love them as children of God. Try to see them as God sees them.

And look for the positive in everything. There's so much negativity around us, it's easy to drown in it. The world, society, our neighbors, our loved ones, our friends, ourselves, need more positivity in life. Let's be the source of that.

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