Tuesday, December 2, 2014

D&C 9:6-7 -- On Asking plus Effort

"Do not murmur, my son, for it is wisdom in me that I have dealt with you after this manner.
Behold, you have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought save it was to ask me."
Doctrine and Covenants 9:6-7

This is God speaking to Oliver Cowdery, but seems applicable to about everyone, right?  We often murmur when things don't work out the way we want them to, or when something that we were trying to accomplish doesn't work out.  And, like Oliver, we often don't understand why.  We ask for something, and then we expect to get it.  God notes here that we often have to do something more than ask though.  We might have to put forth some effort, and actually improve ourselves and develop some skills. :)  Sounds tough, right?  But life is unfortunately often like that, where we can't just have everything handed to us. :)  We have to learn, and grow, and really study things out sometimes, before we will understand or be able to be who we want to be and do what we want to do.
Today, let's keep asking and seeking, but let's also remember that we need to put some effort in as well.

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