Today in church someone spoke about Nephi in The Book Of Mormon and how he was instructed to build a ship; something he had never done. 1 Nephi 17:51and 18:1 And now, if the Lord has such great power, and has wrought so many miracles among the children of men, how is it that he cannot instruct me that I should build a ship...And it came to pass that they did worship the Lord, and did go forth with me; and we did work timbers of curious workmanship. And the Lord did show me from time to time after what manner I should work the timbers of the ship. The speaker talked about how we all have ships in our lives and that we need to let the Lord show us how to work through our ships. The trial I'm experiencing once again is my ship and I need to let the Lord wrought a miracle in my life. It occurred to me today that I am just going through this trial instead of learning what I need to from this trial.
There have been times in my life when I want to see the future. I must admit this is one of those times. I want to be finished with chemo, back to work and moving forward with my life. But I'm learning that the Lord see's time differently than I do. And so as I ponderize these scriptures this week, I'm going to try to be more open to letting the spirit guide me to learning what Heavenly Father needs me to learn from this trial, so that I can become more like him.