BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOAL
Anyways, he wants us to become a ZION people. A Zion Ward.
That was a month ago and although I kind of forgot about it, I realize that we have been working on it even at a subconscious level. Things are less CRAZY around here as crazy as that may seem to say.
Last Sunday he posed his BHAG to us again and asked if we remembered it and if we were working on it. A Sister in the ward said "No offense Bishop, but I have enough on my plate right now and don't want to willingly invite new trials and challenges into my life.
Amen!, was my reply under my breath. Who would want that when life is already so complicated?
The Bishop's reply was, "Are we looking at the end goal, what comes at the end of the trials...the blessings?"
Hmmmm, didn't think of that.
He had a good point when he said that we tend to fixate on the NOW and not the LATER that is always going to come. Wouldn't it be great if when we got to the LATER it was better because we worked in the NOW? He used the statement: "If it is to be, it is up to me". So simple.
I have been pondering this (yes, I occasionally do that) and know that if we want a ZION state in our homes, in ourselves and in our Wards, we have to pray for it and work at it. Sometimes it seems like a lofty goal, but imagine if we were truly able to accomplish it? That would truly be AWESOME indeed and I want to be part of that!