Just a Thought

It’s 2022 – Its Time to be More Christlike

Now that we have a new year – Starting in 2022 there are a few things that I feel strongly that I need to be working on, Number 1 is “Being more like Christlike”

What can I do to become more like my Savior Jesus Christ – First I can try and figure out what are His attributes?  While on our mission we were instructed in the MTC to Study Preach My Gospel as it’s an important tool in missionary work, in fact, it’s an important tool just for life.

I did find in Chapter 6 – and here’s a link to the one-page checklist https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/36617/36617_000_006_06-attributeActivity.pdf

It’s a good link – download the PDF and see how you fare – I did somewhat OK on some – others I need to work on quickly.

I say quickly because I want to be more like the Savior – I want to gain the character that he has. I want to show love to all that I meet. I want to be non-judgmental. I want to help all those that I can. I want to bless the lives of people I meet.  I want to leave this world a little better than when I came into it. I can only do this one person at a time, just as the Savior administered to the one,  I can try and do the same.

How can I do this, well, when I’m with someone I need to be there and not somewhere else. I need to focus on what they are saying, what their needs are. I need to find out more about them, rather than letting them know more about me.

If they do not already know about the Love that Heavenly Father and Jesus have for them I can tell them.  If they do not know about the restored Gospel, I can tell them about it.  If they don’t know that Families can be together eternally, I can tell them.

There are nine areas that I need to focus on:

  1. Faith
  2. Hope
  3. Charity and Love
  4. Virtue
  5. Knowledge
  6. Patience
  7. Humility
  8. Diligence
  9. Obedience

Right now my biggest area to work on is Patience and Humility ( I judge others much too much)