Thursday, October 25, 2012

Looking to Help

27 Days to a Happy Mom - Day 22

There are lots of people who could use our help.  We would quickly be crazy (and poor) if we responded to everything we see.  And at the same time, there are others pleading silently for help who we don't see at all.  How do we help?  Where would our energies be best spent?  How do we know who to help?
My brothers and sisters, the Lord's purposes are often accomplished as we pay heed to the guidance of the Spirit.  I believe that the more we act upon the inspiration and impressions which come to us, the more the Lord will entrust to us His errands.  -Thomas S. Monson, October 2012 General Conference
We know how to proceed because He will tell us.  We just need to ask, through prayer, and then listen.  If we feel even a smidgen of a good idea, then do it.  How do we know if it is a prompting or just a good thought on our part?  I've wondered that a lot.  But I've given up wondering.  If it is a thought to do a little bit of good for another person, especially someone I care about, I just do it.  President Monson continues by telling us to "never postpone a prompting."

Ask for an eye to see, and you will find - with the Lord's help - those who most need your help every day.

Just for today... ask, listen, look, then do.  It'll make you feel good!

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