Well this week has been one of the most difficult in all of my mission because beginning on Wednesday a migrane hit me and I have been in bed suffering from headaches and stomachaches all week, but I think things are finally beginning to improve so hopefully this next week will be a lot better.
On Tuesday before all of the pain started, we had a district class about how we can increase our faith by controlling our thoughts. Our district leader taught that what we think about is what we truly desire and that those thoughts will influence our lives more than any other thing because thoughts lead to words which lead to actions which over time will determine who will become.
He gave us a few suggestions regarding how it is that we can improve the way we think and I would like to share them with you.
1. Train your mind to be conscious of your thoughts
2. Learn to examine your thoughts to determine if they are strengthening or distracting your faith
3. Replace your destracting thoughts for thoughts of faith
As we enter the waters of baptism and become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we promise to remember Christ always. Are our thoughts focused on him during the week? Are we remembering him in every action and every word? Are we striving to follow his perfect example and serve those around us?
I have a strong testimony that if we can learn to control our thoughts and focus in on what we want to accomplish and who we want to become, eliminating all of the many distractions around us, we will be able to reach more than we have ever thought would be possible.
I will add that as I have been trying to apply this I have mentally felt tired because one starts to realize how easy it is that our minds can become distracted, but I can promise you that just like any other thing as you practice you will be able to develop the strength and the habit to constantly filter your thoughts and constantly look towards Christ.
I love you all so much and want to thank you for your constant love and support I hope you have a wonderful week.
Con mucho amor,
p.s. Here are a few scriptures that were shared in the class that I liked
p.p.s We also were able to end the week with a baptism! Our little investigator that is 11 years old, Matias, was baptized on Saturday. :)