So I read another amazing talk this week that has changed my life.
I´m not exaggerating-- I read it, and it was a heart-racing, ¨THIS IS IT! THIS IS WHAT HAS BEEN MISSING!¨ moment. It is called ¨Be the Fourth Missionary¨ by Elder Corbridge of the Seventy, from when he was a mission president, and it is at the back of our mission manual.
He talks about how there are 4 kinds of missionaries. The first is disobedient, doesn´t want to do the Lord´s will, and gets sent home. The second, is similar to the first but manages to not get sent home, but wastes EVERYONE's time, their´s, the other missionaries, the Lord´s. The third missionary is obedient, has a strong testimony, and serves with all their might and strength, but not their mind or heart. They serve and sacrifice now, to get to the stuff they want to do later. All three of these missionaries are ultimately unhappy and do not personally benefit from the mission. The fourth missionary, consecrates themself to the Lord COMPLETELY. They give up all of their will to do the Lord´s will--even their personal, righteous desires. These missionaries have peace, and are happy. They grow and change, and benefit from the mission. This is all backed up by the doctrine of charity and consecration, and wow, this talk blew my mind. I WAS THE THIRD MISSIONARY.
The secret to being the 4th missionary is to know it is possible, know it is the smart thing to do, change your attitude, and pray for help to do it. You don´t suddenly become perfect, but you suddenly become more capable to live the gospel. I have already seen such a difference in everything, after having read this talk. Look it up, I assume it is online, read the whole thing and I promise your life can change. I have seen that my ability to be lead by the Spirit in lessons has increased noticeably. I am much more content and optimistic. THE ENTIRE WORLD SHOULD READ THIS TALK!!!!!!
Lots of love,