Friday, June 7, 2013


Oh boy, is this something I need to work on, both personally, and as a mother of three young children.  In choosing this topic I thought that I might learn tricks to being more patient with my children, but that was not the case.  To me, patience is trusting the Lord.  Most of the quotes I collected talked about being able to be patient with myself as I learn and grow.  I think that being able to let go of my plans and give them to God will help me first in knowing that he loves me and wants the best for me.  As I come to live this principle I will become a more patient mother because my expectations will change.  I will be able to see the Lord's patience with me, and then I can in turn reflect that to my children.

1. "...simple, consistent, good habits lead to a life full of bountiful blessings."
Scott, Elder Richard G. "For Peace at Home." Ensign May 2013: 29.

2. "In moments of fear or doubt or troubling times, hold the ground you have already won, even if that ground is limited. When those moments come and issues surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes."
Holland, Jeffery R. "Lord, I Believe." General Conference April 2013

3. "Do not expect that all will go smoothly throughout your life. Even for those who are living as they should, it sometimes will be just the opposite. Meet each of life’s challenges with optimism and surety and you will have the peace and faith to sustain you now and in the future."
Packer, Boyd K. "Truths Most Worth Knowing." CES Devotional November 2011

4. "It seems that even in ancient times, as today, there were some people who couldn’t resist shopping on the Sabbath. By providing a daily sustenance, one day at a time, Jehovah was trying to teach faith to a nation that over a period of some 400 years had lost much of the faith of their fathers. He was teaching them to trust Him, to 'look unto [Him] in every thought; doubt not, fear not' (D&C 6:36). He was providing enough for one day at a time. Except for the sixth day, they could not store manna for use in any succeeding day or days. In essence, the children of Israel had to walk with Him today and trust that He would grant a sufficient amount of food for the next day on the next day, and so on. In that way He could never be too far from their minds and hearts."
Christofferson, D. Todd. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread." CES Fireside January 2011

5. “Take it one day at a time. . . . Don’t look ahead to the pain. Just get through the day.”
Christofferson, D. Todd. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread." CES Fireside January 2011

6. " Needed is the capacity to make that second effort when life’s challenges lay us low.
Stick to your task ’til it sticks to you; 

Beginners are many, but enders are few.
Honor, power, place and praise
Will always come to the one who stays. Stick to your task ’til it sticks to you;
Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it, too;
For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile
Will come life’s victories after a while."
—Author Unknown
Monson, Thomas S. "Finsihers Wanted." General Conference June 1989

7. "I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. Please don’t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort."
Hinckley, Gordon B. "Rise to the Stature of the Divine Within You." Ensign November 1989

8. "Patience—the ability to put our desires on hold for a time—is a precious and rare virtue. We want what we want, and we want it now. Therefore, the very idea of patience may seem unpleasant and, at times, bitter. Nevertheless, without patience, we cannot please God; we cannot become perfect. Indeed, patience is a purifying process that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, and offers hope for peace."
Uchtdorf, Deiter F. "Continue in Patience" General Conference April 2010

9. "Patience [is] far more than simply waiting for something to happen—patience require[s] actively working toward worthwhile goals and not getting discouraged when results [don’t] appear instantly or without effort.
Uchtdorf, Deiter F. "Continue in Patience" General Conference April 2010

10. "This is a simple but critical lesson to learn. When stress levels rise, when distress appears, when tragedy strikes, too often we attempt to keep up the same frantic pace or even accelerate, thinking somehow that the more rushed our pace, the better off we will be."

Uchtdorf, Deiter F. "Of Things That Matter Most." General Conference October 2010
11. "When disappointment and discouragement strike—and they will—you remember and never forget that if our eyes could be opened we would see horses and chariots of fire as far as the eye can see riding at reckless speed to come to our protection. They will always be there."
Holland, Jeffrey R. "For Time of Trouble." BYU Devotional March 1980

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