Monday, January 20, 2014

"Be Resilient: Facing Fears, Finding Faith, and Having Fun"
Class given by Stacey Brennan

The link below will take you to Stacey's PowerPoint presentation.

What is Resiliency and why do we even need to talk about it?

•What tools does God bless us with to be resilient?
•Was Christ an example of Resiliency?
    How so?•Why does God need us to be resilient? •What purpose does it serve after this life?

•“Elder Orson F. Whitney wrote: ‘No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. … It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire.’

•“Similarly, Elder Robert D. Hales has said:
  “Pain brings you to a humility that allows you to ponder. It is an experience I am grateful to have endured. …

Does this add up?

•God wants us to be happy ~ After all there is a great plan for it. 
•God wants us to have trials and pain to shape us and help us to progress.
•We have to be in a steady state of discomfort to develop.

So how can we also be happy?

Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you;

  And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. (D&C 78:17-18)