Stop , look, and listen.
I have been told that countless of times . I have assumed it applies only to work or life circumstance. I have, however realized that the ability to stop, look, and listen applies in the gospel for the benefit of all of our spirits . Here are some thoughts on how we can use this principle to bless our lives and the lives of others in any situation .
Stop– The ability to take a moment and to consider our individual options in any situation that is placed before us . Remember when one takes that precious moment to think, will this decision effect me in any negative way? Will it effect the respect or spiritual safety of those I hold dear and love ? When we stop to consider the consequences of any choice we make, God will guide us through his spirit to keep us on a road toward happiness .
Look– The ability to see through the eyes of the savior . Every day we pass by people who are suffering, ill, or alone. We can look through caring, merciful, and loving eyes to those in need of service and kindness. It does not cost one cent to lift another in deed or in the things we say. The options to lift others are unlimited in a world filled with broken hearts. As we see others with spiritual eyes we begin to understand what the savior meant when he said ” But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.”
Listen– The ability to hear in our heart the things the lord tells us. I promise that each of us has received prompting from God in our lives. Regardless if we recognize his hand in those promptings . When apply the ability to stop and look and combine it with the listening to the promptings of good in our hearts, the Lord blesses and protects us. Through listening we can be a instrument in the lords hand to change the hearts of many people, including our selves. Give a ear to the lord and see how he fills it with things to do in his kingdom.
I promise this blessing, stop, look, and listen for the lord. You will see he is the master in charge. He will make your paths straight and will fill your life will true happiness . i testify of in the name of Jesus Christ Amen