Thursday, October 17, 2013

10/6/13 it's a good one - sorry it's late

Sorry everyone, it was brought to my attention I had failed to post this one... It's a good one too, enjoy!

It is crazy to think I am emailing already! i feel like I just emailed yesterday! haha the time is flying by so fast it is crazy! things have been super busy over here! Seems like we barely have time to sit down! haha but i absolutely love it! I feel so blessed. Since coming out on my mission i have definitely come to a realization of my inadequacy. There is no way I would be able to do this with out the lord's help. Everyday I feel as though I have learned so so so much more. I know that God will help us in our weeknesses if we will but humble ourselves before him. This has become very clear to me recently. Everyday I see so many miracles around me! I see people taking leaps and bounds over seemingly insurmountable obstacles as they move their lives closer to God. Every man or woman has their own obstacles in this life but something that has become very clear to me as of recently is that these obstacles are merely miracles in disguise. Our Father in heaven sent us to this earth to learn, to grow, to experience joy, and to become like him; not to fail, make mistakes, feel worthless, or distraught. Often times when we encounter a difficulty in life we wonder how, and why me? While this is understandable something i have realized is that this is not God's purpose or plan for us. God gives us difficulties so that we can learn to overcome them. So that we can feel the sense of accomplishment that comes from obtaining a difficult gift from our father in heaven. This difficult times are merely meant to give us learning, growth and more joy. Like lifting weights, as our muscles become able to bear more and more heavy burdens, they grow, mature, and develope; however if in the process of lifting these heavy weights we give up, we do not think we can accomplish it then comes the damage to our bodies. The muscles give-out often causing damage to the body. So it is with the spirit. We all have different challenges in life. Some people are asked to "lift a heavier weight" however we all learn and grow from these miracles in our lives. Our spirits grow and are strengthened. We can look back with joy in our hearts and realize the miracle God gave us to be able to experience such a challenge. I guess the point I am trying to make; when you are faced with a challenge realize the miracle you have been given, rely on God to give you support to help you lift that heavy weight; and most importantly don't give up. You will accomplish the task and you will grow. I know that all of us are capable of doing all things that the lord gives us. He does not give man challenges they cannot overcome. So I ask you, don't give up. Remember whom you have trusted. depened on the rock of your salvation, Jesus Christ, the sure foundation. The foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. And then will all purpose of heart push forward and enjoy the miracle of growth. I know I have much to still learn but I am so grateful to be here and to have already been able to learn so much. I look forward to the many things I can yet learn. Our investigators are taking big steps and truly coming closer to their savior! I am so grateful to be able to be a part of such a precious experience! :) I love you all so much and hope all is well! You are in my prayers and I know God is with you!
Much love
Elder Bigler

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