We live in a world of explorer pages and masterful targeted marketing. We don’t have to look far to find what brands, people, apps, and the like want us to find. Information, news, and addicting and enticing entertainment have the ability to become a constant drip in our days.
What are you looking for?
What are you finding?
Intentionally decide what you will look for, and where you will put your energy into looking, on the Sabbath. Write those intentions down, and make a plan for where you will look, how you will look, and what you are looking for.
Sunday Study & Inspired Questions:
“Have you ever noticed that people can usually find whatever they are looking for? Look hard enough, and you can discover both good an bad in almost anyone and anything…” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
What are you looking for today?
Where are you looking?
How much time are you investing in your search?
How can moving our eyes from social media or the world to the scriptures, prayer, meditation, hymns, or other spiritual places change what we FIND?
“Even when we make right choices, our lives don’t always turn our as we imagined, planned, or worked to achieve. We might have health trials, our children or spouse might have a crises of faith, our marriage might end in divorce, or we might be single when we long to be married. When we look at the life of Jesus Christ, we see that even though He was perfect, the path he walked took hHim through many of the same challenges we face in life. Jesus encountered disappointment, temptations, and pain. (Hebrews 5:8-9)
Some things in our lives are not in our control, so the only thing we can do is try to control how we react to them.
Accepting the unexpected realities in life can free us from despair and allow us to rejoice in the life we have. Through righteous living, our happiness can be complete as we embrace life in its full, unpredictable way.
Happiness does not come from what we have, what the world status we attain, or whether it all goes as planned. It comes from understanding who we are and making choices that draw us closer to the Savior. It comes from knowing that our personal weaknesses do not define us. It comes from listening to those who build, left, and encourage us so we can better understand our divine nature.” — Alan C. Batt
Where we are looking & who we are listening to, matters. Use the Sabbath day to dig in and FIND happiness, peace, rest, and who you really are from places that will always point you to God without enticing you to “comment and like”. ;)