Serving When it is Difficult to Do So

A Priesthood bearer once told me, “It is never convenient to serve someone.”  The principle of being selfless falls hand in hand with service. It is so incredibly difficult to master because it goes against human nature, which is to defend, sustain, and even put oneself ahead of others.  This week I had the opportunity to meet up with my friend Camila.  Camila is from Columbia and learning English here at BYU, I am her study buddy.  The thing with service is, it can be very exciting when you are in the moment, but getting to that moment is the hard part.  It requires taking time. As sisters, we have received council from Sister Carol F. McConkie to take time for holiness.

Mosiah 2:17 states, “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”  I believe that the sons of Mosiah must have learned from King Benjamin’s council as they embarked to preach the gospel. Although they had lots on their plate to accomplish and lots of conversion to take part in, they had to have taken time from their busy to do lists, and had to have sat and ministered personally to the people.

Like them, I have to take that time to notice the little things I can do to make people’s lives happier and better. I have to remember the sweet feeling that comes with the sanctification of taking time to take part in Holiness.


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