The Lord uses the unlikely to accomplish the impossible,

–Elder Russell M. Nelson


Door 2 Door

A little piece of a talk I skimmed through. Find it here.

But we must have the desire to open the door, even if it shakes the very foundation of our past beliefs and way of life. And this applies to less-active members as well as those who are not yet members of the Church. I am reminded of the words of a hymn:

Know this, that ev’ry soul is free
To choose his life and what he’ll be;
For this eternal truth is giv’n:
That God will force no man to heav’n.
He’ll call, persuade, direct aright,
And bless with wisdom, love, and light,
In nameless ways be good and kind,
But never force the human mind. 4

Our Father in Heaven will never take away our agency. We must seek after or desire to know our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. There is a way by which all men can know whether or not the teachings of Jesus Christ are true. As Jesus answered the skeptics at the Feast of Tabernacles, He said, “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” 5


What is holding you back from full commitment to the Lord? Are you not reading everyday? Are you not praying? Are you not coming to church? Are you struggling to abstain from alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, drugs, and other harmful substances? Are you living with someone you love, unmarried? The Lord requires commitment. In order for Him to bless you, you must put forth the effort. What are you letting get in the way of growing closer to your Heavenly Father?
You might say, “I know God, I have a relationship with Him.” Well, I’m sure the Pharisees could have told you the same thing. There are going to be many at the last day who plead for the mercy of Christ, and He shall say that he never knew them. Just because you keep one commandment, does not mean you’re safe. We must keep ALL of His commandments, in order to return to live with him.
Are you going to let a cup of coffee, a cigarette, a man, or a woman, keep you from returning to live with your Father in Heaven? Are you willing to stand before Him and say, “I didn’t have enough time…” Or “I really needed to sleep in…” Or “I was too afraid…”
Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith (Matthew 8:26)?
Put behind you all the things that hold you back, put behind you all the fear that binds you down, put behind you the excuses that Satan has supplied you with, and you will find peace and rest with your Father in Heaven.
If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself (John 7:17).
❤ Sister Myers

I Might Just Knock You Off My Steps

Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart I have written my law, fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
2 Nephi 8:7
The door opened and I looked into sad eyes. “We’re sharing a video about Jesus Christ and all the wonderful things he has done for us–“
“Look, you don’t want to know my opinion on Jesus Christ. I might just knock you off my steps if you don’t leave.” Her face was now inches away from mine, and I struggled to say what the Californian in me would say when someone gets that close.
“Okay, you have a great night.” We walked away and could hear her still yelling at us as she closed the door, “I hope he’s doing something for you, because he sure has messed* up my life.”
My heart was pained for his woman, who felt that her life was so terrible because her Heavenly Father wanted her to suffer. My heart was also a little angry because of this woman who felt the need to curse and threaten us for wanting to share happiness with her. Nevertheless, I went on to knock more doors with my faithful companion.
There are nights like that in which people yell at us, people are rude to us, even people who claim to be Christians slam the door in our faces. This could be so discouraging. Walking up to a door is scary when half the people who answer are rude to us, but I know that it would be worse if I didn’t try to share the gospel with others and Heavenly Father had to show me a time that I could have brought someone such happiness, but I was too afraid to knock on their door. Sharing the gospel is hard, and there are some weeks I just want to say, “I’m done,” but sharing the gospel is worth it. When you find just one person who listens, one person who accepts the message, one person who thrives and grows with the gospel; when you see the light in their eyes, you know it’s worth it.
And we have suffered all manner of afflictions, and all this, that perhaps we might be the means of saving some soul; and we supposed that our joy would be full if perhaps we could be the means of saving some.
Alma 26:30
*her language has been changed to be suitable for readers*