Friday, September 7, 2012


I have recently been thinking of ways I can improve certain parts of m that I have always thought were so intrinsically part of who I was that they were simply not for changing.  As I walked home and contemplated the future and how these traits and weaknesses  would interpret to more adult changes that lie ahead in my life.  I was feeling discouraged, I didn't know what to do and then I thought about this scripture its a pretty commonly quoted one and its understandable why.  

27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them theiraweakness. I bgive unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my cgrace is sufficient for all men that dhumble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make eweak things become strong unto them. (Ether 12:27)

I feel like I am barely at the first step  I am just recognizing that my weakness can possibly to be changed, and I am feeling humbled in my lack of ability to change myself and thus acknowledge that it is only with my Heavenly parents help that I will be able to let go of these weaknesses in order strengthen those around me and my family. I felt as if a direct hand and voice were reaching down from heaven and telling me that these weaknesses were not to ensure that I failed and that my family failed but, instead to make sure that we could be successful at our eternal goals.


  1. The thought that weaknesses strengthen us is such a beautiful concept. It is also such a foreign one to me. I like what you said, Calinai.

    I saw the Stephanie Nielson Mormon message at the Temple Visitors' Center last night. This post just reminds me of it. It may be irrelevant but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

    1. Thanks Chris, it is something I am working on...and I am watching that video right now

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