Our missionary recently sent us the video below and asked that we watch it. It came at the perfect moment. It is a sweet story about Elder Hugh B Brown and a currant bush, of all things. He tells of how the currant bush was growing to great heights, but producing no berries. It wasn’t living up to its potential. It needed to be cut down in order for it to grow the way it was meant to.
Haven’t we all had times in our life when we have felt like we were doing all we could and progressing they way we should be, only to be cut down? It is awfully painful, isn’t it? It is at those times when we have a choice: either stunt our growth or align our will with that of our Father in Heaven’s. For He truly knows our potential. And here’s a hint: it’s always grander than what we can see for ourselves. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. It is anything but. It takes humility and patience. It may mean we have to take a step, or maybe several steps, into the dark. It is anything but comfortable. But in the end, all we truly have to give to the One who gives us all, is our will.
2 Nephi 10:24 –
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved.
In the most recent general conference, Sister Neill F Marriott relayed a verse from the hymn, Have Thy Own Way Lord.
May we each have the courage to yield our hearts to our Father in Heaven and let Him mold us. I promise you that He will make a brilliant work of art out of each of us, if we so let him.