Alec asked me to guest post and I was so excited because I love the topic she chose, "How do you press forward with a steadfastness in Christ?"
I think that pressing forward with a steadfastness in Christ is a daily decision that requires daily actions.
When I think about the things we need to do everyday to stay steadfast in Christ the chalkboard answers come to mind. Read your scriptures. Say your prayers. Go to church. You get it. But, those are exactly what you need to be doing in order to be pressing forward. Those little things are the big things. They are what are so important.
A few years ago I remember thinking, I am sick and tired of everything saying that when you read your scriptures and say your prayers your life changes. Honestly, I didn't understand how the little things like those could make such a BIG difference in your life, I wanted to see if it really could make that big of a difference in my life, so I committed myself to reading my scriptures and saying my prayers every single night no matter what or how late.
Little by little I started seeing BIG improvements. It was really strange how my life seems to sift for toward the good. I definitely had a better perspective and nothing seemed to be as big of a deal. My thoughts were more focused on Christ. I started developing a stronger testimony not only of the gospel in general but of scripture study and prayer. It was easier for me to talk about my religion and what I believed. I had more confidence because I knew whose I was.
Being the only LDS person (besides my siblings) at school at that time it made a huge difference in my confidence of my religion. I was able to talk about it without wanting to end the conversion immediately because I didn't want them to ask my anything I didn't know how to answer.
Doing those seemingly LITTLE things not only made a BIG difference in my life but they helped me stay steadfast in Christ and I was able to better put my trust in Him. So honestly, to me pressing forward with a steadfastness in Christ means doing those little daily actions and putting my complete trust in Him. Because the little things made the biggest difference. I promise. Try it.
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