When you realize you are on a dead end road, do you simply continue the path, or turn around? It seems so obvious when put so simply: You turn around! Still, the hard part is recognizing which roads end without a purpose, for not all are clearly marked.
It was not many years ago that I met a friend, now my dearest friend of all. This friend, now my husband, had helped me remember some wonderful truths I had learned in my youth. Through our discussions I had begun to see that the things I was doing, while not bad, or certainly not evil, were not helping me live in harmony with those truths.
I had become a hardened, focused individual. A women who was not greatly happy, and seemed mostly to care about her career instead of her own true, eternal happiness. If we are to work out our salvation, and salvation will bring us joy, then we must seek harmony with eternal, not temporal, principles.
Family, I had learned, is where real happiness could be found. But I had moved such a long way from family. Faith was all that sustained me, and that, too, was feeling weaker as a feeling of loss had crept upon me. Time had passed, and I had nothing of eternal consequence to show for it.
If you, like me at that time, find yourself forgetting to live the simply amazing, and yet amazingly simple, principles conducive to an eternal family- stop. It’s a dead end road. No career, degree, or passion, if out of line with the Lord’s way- or even distracting you from His way- will make you happy. Indeed, make a u-turn until you get to familiar territory and can recognize the truths you once knew, the old neighbors that helped you along, and the map that you put down far too soon.
Listen to the wise, heed not the popular-minded, and live the time-tested, family approved, ways of the Lord.
What is perfection in mortal means, if we dress in spiritual rags?
Mrs. Amy Stewart