Have you ever thought “I really have to get a life!” or have you ever wanted to tell someone, who has been annoying you, to “Get a life!”. Thoughts like these come when we are frustrated with a present situation. But have you ever thought to actually pursue a new life or think of it as a real possibility?
We were all given the ‘gift of life’ when we came into this world. But, do we really understand this LIFE? What is life?....What is the meaning of this life? Why is it important?.
How did you get the life you have?....What have you done with it?
Sometimes it takes a life threatening circumstance for us to wake up to the life we have.....the one we have created. What choices have we made that has got us to this point? Have we created the life we want?
During my fight to overcome cancer and the effects of the chemo treatments, I felt like life was being sucked out of me, I wasn’t able to do the things I had done before....things that I thought were important....things that brought me joy! It was hard and vexing to say the least.
I contemplated what I thought my life was before and if it was the life I wanted to continue living. Being without it for a time, changed me and what I wanted...what I felt was of more value. I concluded that I did need to change up a few things.
It was hard letting go of the life I had created...It was mine and I was comfortable! But now I see that it was missing some key elements and the only way I was to actually “get a life” was to take a big detour.
My desires were to ‘get a life’! A life that had a more engaged and diligent me at the helm.
The change I was seeking required me to review, more intently, the big picture.
The first thing to contemplate: What is LIFE? The world’s greatest thinkers, including the Greek philosophers Plato, Aristotle and Socrates, have struggled with this question. Scientists and theologians have dedicated lifetimes trying to find the keys that unlock the mystery of human existence.
I find it interesting that the One who created life in the first place is the only one that can supply the answers.
From the scriptures and living prophets we have been blessed with a clear vision and understanding of our true identity. They have taught us that we are beloved spirit sons or daughters of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. (“The Family: A Proclamation to the world,”)
Spiritually we are of noble birth, the offspring of the King of Heaven.
Simply put, we are a Child of God......giving each of us a divine identity!
We all know that.... In the beginning, God created us and all things for our benefit. This gives us a spirit lineage to Heavenly Parents. That parentage defines our eternal potential to seek the best that is within us. That knowledge can give us strength to embrace more fully, the challenges that come up in our lives.
As a Child of God, we were created in love and given a very special purpose....to come to this earth and obtain a physical body and be tested or proven to see if we would obey Him even when we were away from His presence.....because, that’s how we can return to live with Him and how we can become as He is!
One of the great truths that we learn from the account of the Brother of Jared, in the Book of Ether (Book of Mormon), is the clear understanding about who we were as pre-mortal spirit children of God. We were individual, separate persons, with agency, a being with a name prior to our entry to earth. We existed in heaven with the Father of our Spirits. We grew in knowledge and wisdom until our designated time to come to earth.
When we come to know God, our Father, on a higher level of appreciation, we can each experience the power of understanding our divine identity.
Applying principles and concepts that are learned from studying the Saviors life helps us come to know the Father. Christ’s every word and deed reveals the true nature of God and our relationship to Him.
Brigham Young taught us that God, the Creator of our spirits is our Father....our Heavenly Father. He said that If you were to see him you would see a being with who you have long been acquainted. You would fall into his embrace and He would receive you into his arms.
As we come to know the Father that relationship changes everything, especially our hearts. His loving and gentle ways confirm our true identity and great worth in His sight.
One thing that I learned as I struggled through each chemo treatment was that my Heavenly Father would never desert me. He is always there, loving, encouraging and giving me the strength to go on.
I also cherish the times that I knew that He knew me....as a parent knows their child. He has comforted me and has sent the answers that I was so desperately needing at my time of want.
We cannot do it on our own, we need Him! He walks with us when we seek Him through prayerful pleadings, scriptural searchings, and obedient strivings.
I love this scripture in Acts 17 where Paul teaches us, in verse 28, “For in him we live and move, and have our being; .....For we are also his offspring.”
Created in the image of God, we can have a life, a more exalted life, with no limitations, for we are his child!
What kind of LIFE can you create with that knowledge? What challenges and struggles can you overcome knowing and understanding your divine identity?
Can you.....experience the power that comes with understanding your divine identity?
Doesn’t that make you want to be better and do better? To become more elevated in your thoughts and actions? To become just like Him?
My diagnosis of cancer was a gift.....it’s given me an opportunity to review a deeper meaning and define who I really am. I’m finding that I am more inclined to focus on more important things. I’m wanting to have a better relationship with my Creator, my Heavenly Father....to know Him better. I have desires to follow in His footsteps and spend time on things that will make a difference in the lives of those who matter to me. I want to be a better steward and take better care of my health and my body. I want to make fearless choices and stand up for what I know is good. I want to love and lift and encourage anyone that is facing challenges and trials.....and I can, because I know I am a Child of God!
LIFE, is knowing you are a Child of God, and can live a life without limitations.
LIFE is about knowing who you are and that you can obey Him even when you are away from His presence.
LIFE is creating the lifestyle that reflects your potential and choice to become as your Father is.
LIFE is love, love from our Heavenly Parents, love we then give to another.
I’m grateful that I can now have a better LIFE.
Live a LIFE that matters....the LIFE you were created to live!
“At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character, and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.”
Wishing you a LIFE with no limitations.
Titled - I AM A CHILD OF GOD, and he has sent me here.
We are of noble birth, the offspring of the King of Heaven.
Simply put, we are a Child of God......giving each of us a divine identity!
We were created in love and given a very special purpose....to come to this earth and obtain a physical body and be tested or proven to see if we will obey Him even when we are away from His presence.....thats how we can return to live with Him and how we can become as He is!
Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.
Hi I'm Jeannie Puzey,