A couple of months ago, I started a personal challenge to share one of the 21 principles as covered in the book by Richard G. Scott. I took a short break from this challenge when I was doing the General Conference Challenge as I felt this would get lost in all of those posts. I didn’t want that to happen as this book has really touched my heart and I have felt impressed to share it with you and my own feelings about each of the principles. You can read about the other principles I have covered here. If you would like your own copy of this book, you can purchase it here. This is NOT an affiliate link, even though I do have an affiliate account with Amazon. I have chosen NOT to use an affiliate link as I don’t feel right about it in this circumstance.
“As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles,” counsels Elder Richard G. Scott. “Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances.”
“A true principle makes decisions clear even under the most confusing and challenging circumstances.”
This is a hard but necessary principle. Sometimes it is hard to recognize that our struggles are for our own good and our personal growth. The Lord allows things to challenge us so we become stronger. And it makes perfect sense that the Lord has an individual plan for each of us. We are his children. And just like our own children, there are not any of us alike. How boring would it be if everything was exactly the same for everyone? There would be no challenge to that. We would not grow from our experiences. We wouldn’t learn. And because God loves us, he wants us to grow. Pretty neat if you stop to think about it. It doesn’t make our challenges any easier. But perhaps if we remember that God is in charge, it will make them more bearable as we learn to lean on Him.