Friday, December 31, 2010

Jesus Christ, my Redeemer

What I have ultimately found in my year's quest for self-improvement is that it isn't a continuous upward progression. There can be progress but it is filled with set backs and failures but in reality, I can learn more from my failures than I might learn from my successes. The good news is that those failures help me realize how imperfect and weak I am and how much I need help. The successes could make me feel prideful and could tempt me into believing that I can do it all on my own. The successes can only be valuable if I always recognize from where my true source of power and strength come. The word redemption found in 3 Nephi 9:21 is what I ultimately only need on my quest for improvement. It isn’t really self-improvement but a reliance on the redeeming power of Christ. Any success I might have is due to His glory.


Pam Bridenstine said...

I can totally relate to what you are saying. If we never have any trials in our life, we would like to believe that we have total control of our lives and with total control the need is not as strong to rely on our Savior. Not that we want trials to come upon us, but it is through trials that we really come to know who we are and what we are made of. And we begin to realize how little control we really have and how much we need the Lord in our lives.

Tanya said...

Thank you Pam. Coming from you makes it even more profound. You are an amazing woman of strength.