Remember to consider your question for God as you go through Day 3’s exercises.
President Ezra Taft Benson said, “Humility does not mean weakness. It does not mean timidity. It does not mean fear. A man can be humble and fearless. A man can be humble and courageous.”
To be humble is to “recognise gratefully our dependence on the Lord—to understand that we have constant need for His support. Humility is an acknowledgment that our talents and abilities are gifts from God.” (Humility – Gospel Topics)
Think about that for a moment. What talents has God given you? Are they obvious or more difficult to identify? If you’re struggling, I’d like you to take a moment and think about what others may say your talents are? Take a moment to think about it, try and identify three talents.
Of course, God gives us weaknesses as well as talents. These weaknesses are to help us to stay humble.
Doctrine and Covenants 112:10
“Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers.”
Doctrine and Covenants 5:24
“Behold, I say unto him, he exalts himself and does not humble himself sufficiently before me; but if he will bow down before me, and humble himself in mighty prayer and faith, in the sincerity of his heart, then will I grant unto him a view of the things which he desires to see.”
“And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”
Do you believe God knows best for you in your life?
Why does God want you to be humble?
What are some things in your life that keep you humble?
What are some talents you have?
Each day write down a thought. It doesn’t have to be long and can be kept in a private journal, kept on notes in a phone, emailed to you or a friend, written as a private message to someone or posted publicly on any social media channel. It could be a doodle on paper, an Instagram story, Facebook post or TicTok video, however you like. You will be blessed for remembering.
Elder Richard G. Scott taught us to “Write down in a secure place the important things you learn from the Spirit. You will find that as you write down precious impressions, often more will come. Also, the knowledge you gain will be available throughout your life.”