Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My To Be List

Well, here I go again with conference!  Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the seventy talked about what it is to do and what it is to be.  He said this, "Many of us create to do lists to remind us of things we want to accomplish. But people rarely have to be lists. Why? To do’s are activities or events that can be checked off the list when done. To be, however, is never done. You can’t earn checkmarks with to be’s. I can take my wife out for a lovely evening this Friday, which is a to do. But being a good husband is not an event; it needs to be part of my nature—my character, or who I am."  This is so great!  At home I made tons of to do lists, because at the end of the day I felt accomplished.  I felt accomplished even if they were dumb to do's such as putting a load of laundry in, or e-mailing that assignment into my professor.  They weren't hard, but it felt so great to check something off.  How great will it be when I finally realize that I have become the person my Savior expected me to become.  I have tried my best to be like him!  In order to do this I have created a to be list.  I know that I will not accomplish this quickly, but it is something for me to strive to be!

I thought to start my TO BE list I would start out with a few of my heroes.  Where better to start than the best qualities of the people I look up to!
I want to be like:

My mom, have a deep rooted testimony.
My dad, strong.
Mitchell (my "little" brother), forgiving.  After all I know the things I've done to him and he's forgiven me of!
Grandma John, non-judgemental.
Grandpa John, hard working.
Grandma Jensen, loving.
My trainer, Sister Frederiksen, faith-filled.
Sister Baird, perservering.
Sister Mace, willing to TAKE IT ON!
Sister Nez, diligent.
Sister Berry, patient.
Sister Williams, devoted.
Sister Green, passionate about everything.
RaeAnn, have a helping hand and a listening ear.
Sister Gardner, charitable.
President Gardner, close to the Spirit.
Ruth, loyal.
Esther, courageous.
Nephi, exactly obedient.
Moroni, make the powers of hell shake.
Alma the younger, willing to change for the better.
David, fearless in the Lord.
Ammon, willing to serve.
Abraham, willing to sacrifice it all.

These are just a few of my heroes that I want to be like.  Thank you for all my heroes that have showed me how to be.  Thank you for having Christlike qualities that I look up to.  I pray that one day I may have all these great qualities!  I ultimately want to be just like my Savior!  He showed us exactly what our to be list is!  What do YOU desire to be?

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