(The following article is Part 1 in a series on the spiritual battles we fight and how to win them. There is a presentation that goes with it, and when I finish the series I'll make the presentation available)
THE BATTLE - Why We Fight!
LDS-SOF - Becoming Warriors
Every day, we are faced with personal battles. Struggles, difficulties, choices and consequences. We have options to control our destiny, or to be blown about by 'circumstance'.
As I've entered this new year, I've had many thoughts about what I can do to be a better Man, Husband, Father and servant of the Lord.
I'm sure that many of you have had similar thoughts and you've begun to implement them in your daily lives. I wish you the best of luck in these endeavors! I hope that 2013 is the year that you accomplish your goals!
Today, I've had to put a lot of my goals on hold, because I'm lying in bed with the flu. It's amazing to me that no matter how strong you are, or how much you try to stay well, a tiny, microscopic bug can knock you flat. Every time I get out of bed it feels like I'm dragging around weights tied to my arms and legs. My body hurts like it hasn't hurt in a long time and I just want to be well!!!
One thing it has shown to me is the vital role that Dad plays in the home. I've been sequestered from my family in hopes of not spreading the disease. My kids come in and blow me kisses as they go to bed and I can see that they long for a hug as badly as I long to hug them. I can't wait until this period of contagiousness is over and I can be DAD again!
Family, work, exercise, Church callings, everything is on hold.