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Friday, January 18, 2008

My name is Jessi and I am good

I just read this post over at Segullah. Acknowledging my talents, when there are so many people better than me, has been something I struggle with. But I loved what Dalene said:

"Does the possibility (surety) that others may be better at something than we are completely negate the fact that we are at the very least capable?"

In preparing my last Relief Society lesson I had a small epiphany.... The Lord wants us to feel good about ourselves!

We do need to be humble, but true humility is understanding that we are completely dependent on the Savior. It is acknowledging our own nothingness without him. But once we understand our relationship with our Savior the next step is to experience the mighty change His gift of love can bring about in our lives. We will celebrate and utilize the incredible gifts he has blessed us with and we will not be threatened by the gifts given to those around us.

So, here is step one: My name is Jessi.... and I am good at prioritizing what is important.

Now it's your turn. Fill in the blanks-- My name is ___________ and I am good at __________.


(I expect everyone to participate!)

18 comments:

nlindley said...

My name is Natalie and I am good at standing up for what I believe in.

MiandMiksmom said...

My name is Chaunette and I am good at being Amelia and Mikayla's mom.

Chris said...

My name is Chris and I'm good at being very organized.

Shana said...

My name is Shana and I am good at serving others

Diana said...

My name is Diana and I am good at listening to others.

Sally said...

Wow, Jess, this little exercise was harder than I thought it would be!

My name is Sally and I am good at helping people feel included and important.

Crystal said...

My name is Crystal and I am good at teaching and helping people understand difficult subjects.

Michelle Pyne said...

My name is Michelle and I am good at trying to teach seminary.

Audra said...

My name is Audra and I am good at sacrificing things for what's more important.

Emma said...

My name is Emma and I'm good at baking.

Abbi said...

My name is Abbi and I am good at not caring about clothes and jewelry! :)

Abbi said...

I would like to restate my little sentence.

My name is Abbi and I am good at not caring about fashion.

(I do care about clothes--how comfortable, long-lasting, inexpensive, and nice-looking they are. And I do care very much about the lovely jewelry my mom made for me! Thanks Mom!!!)

Kami said...

My name is Kami and I'm good at composing music.

Elaine said...

My name is Elaine and I am good at making and keeping friends.

Kimberlie said...

Hi... I know I'm supposed to participate... But have one comment first I think your mom needs to change hers a little and take out the word "trying" to teach seminary. Because all the comments and posts I've seen her make. I'm pretty sure she's just good at teaching seminary :)

Family of 7 said...

My name is Stacey and I'm good at trying new things.

Kate said...

This is a hard one....
My name is Kate and I'm good at working with teenagers.

Connie said...

My name is Connie and I am good at making friends with kids.