I struggle in the winter without sunlight.The light for me is important to many happiness.I feel like I walk in darkness.It is a challenge to get up and get moving.As many of you know I have been doing a little bit of soul searching.I was reading in a general conference talk by Pres.Dieter F. Uchtdorf The hope of Gods light.Do you ever hear or read something that is meant for you word for word?This talk was meant for me.Whatever your darkness may be there is light.Uchtdorf suggests how to open ourselves to God's light.There are 3 ways.Sometimes other people just say it better than I can!
First, start where you are.
"The perfect place to begin is exactly where you are right now. It doesn’t matter how unqualified you may think you are or how far behind others you may feel. The very moment you begin to seek your Heavenly Father, in that moment, the hope of His light will begin to awaken, enliven, and ennoble your soul. The darkness may not dissipate all at once, but as surely as night always gives way to dawn, the light will come."
Second, turn your heart toward the Lord.
Lift up your soul in prayer and explain to your Heavenly Father what you are feeling. Acknowledge your shortcomings. Pour out your heart and express your gratitude. Let Him know of the trials you are facing. Plead with Him in Christ’s name for strength and support. Ask that your ears may be opened, that you may hear His voice. Ask that your eyes may be opened, that you may see His light.
Third, walk in the light.
Your Heavenly Father knows that you will make mistakes. He knows that you will stumble—perhaps many times. This saddens Him, but He loves you. He does not wish to break your spirit. On the contrary, He desires that you rise up and become the person you were designed to be.
"The word "imperfect" actually spells "I'm perfect"
because everyone is perfect in their own imperfect ways."author unknown
I love this!We take each step,each hour and day one step at a time!
Give yourself a break.Take a step forward and slowly let in the light.
Breathe, relax and be calm