Wednesday, January 26, 2011
An Aha! Moment
At times I have felt both a deep love for music and a strong desire to play my instrument well. The desire to perform has never left me. It still flares up, and when it does I am astounded that it is still there.
Where does this come from? I know that my talents are God-given and I express gratitude for them and the opportunities I have been given, but until today I did not understand about the desire I feel. I have always thought that the latter is just part of my nature. It's me.
This morning I learned that this desire is a gift from God. He wants me to have it for His reasons, whatever they may be. That desire has motivated me, and, again, it is a gift. Without it my musical talents would be underdeveloped and/or dormant. Because the desire is a gift from God, it can be taken away if needs be. A scary thought, but I also learned that another can be planted in its place. No need to be concerned or worried about the loss; just trust in Heavenly Father.
My cut and sutured finger has been healing well. I began to carefully play two weeks after the accident. There is hardly any scar, and I have full function. Mr. Finger is working out doing jumps and runs and he has a concert this weekend! There is some numbness on the side, but it seems to be slowly fading. Apparently my playing must continue, at least for now. I am grateful for the power of the Holy Priesthood.
I am grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost, or the Holy Spirit. I learned this morning from the Spirit; it verified the truth of it to me during prayer, and it was both a humbling and comforting experience. Life is a gift, even down to the details.
I wanted to share this experience because maybe it will help someone else understand. Hope it does.
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