"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things." - Alma 26:12, Book of MormonIn the Church, we learn that we are given the Gift of the Holy Ghost after baptism. This gives the recipient the right, whenever he or she is worthy, to have the Spirit to be with him or her at all times. But the truth is, the Spirit was influencing the person long before they made the commitment to be baptized. He worked almost silently in their hearts, slowly changing their perspective and adding new ideas. Lao Tzu taught, "A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." Many times we forget the Lord and really how much he has enabled us to act in our own sphere of influence and to choose the good so we may reap the reward.
I guess this post is a tribute to the Lord and a testament to my recent change in perspective. Repentance denotes "a change of mind, a fresh view about God, about oneself, and about the world." So, according to this, I am repenting and becoming more like Christ and Heavenly Father, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to progress.
Enjoy this uplifting song.