by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This was President Uchtdorf’s talk during the Priesthood session but the first half felt like it was directed toward me. To be honest, I have been in a shadow for some time now and I have been wondering how long to keep doing the things I have been doing. I have been waiting for my earth to rotate into the path of the sun again. But it seems like a long time coming.When I read the first half of this talk I became excited because I thought I was going to get an answer. Check lists get a bad rap but I appreciate them. If I don’t have a check list then I forget to do things and get out of the habit of what I should be doing. But this talk gave no convenient check list. It basically told me to do what I’ve already been doing and that is to hold on and keep doing.
I am not a patient person. I like to know just how long something will take. So this mist of darkness or shadow I’ve been traveling in has really upset my life. Not being able to see does that to a person. In short, I can’t be in control and give this portion of my life a timeline or estimated time of arrival. I just have to live it and keep doing what I’m doing and don’t let go. Apparently.
Here’s a link to a poem I wrote that I thought fit in with this talk. Below it is the link to the talk.