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.”
I think it is important to be open to what other people might say to us. Often, I have found bits of wisdom through experiences and stories they have shared with me and they didn’t know why they were sharing it. These are the times the Lord is prompting them to share something with me that I most likely need to hear. It might be because I am privately going through something and need to hear the experience or story. It also might be that I need to hear it in order to help someone else. Later when I am in a certain situation, I can draw upon that story or experience and share it with the person who needs it. In those cases, I always start with saying “a friend of mine shared…” By disclosing that, I am able to keep the integrity of the story or experience and still maintain the privacy of the other individual.
I think that those times the Lord chooses to teach us through other people is a very powerful tool that can change our lives if we take the time to listen. If we try our best to be close to Him and the Spirit, we will recognize those teaching moments that He may bring to us. And those can change our lives and perspective for the better.