Tue - Oct 21, 2014 : 10:20 pm
Seek God Sooner
So, I thought I'd write something down that happened today.
For those of you who know me, I'm a pretty laid-back, easy-going type of guy.
My wife and I went to sleep quite late, mostly because we couldn't stop talking and laughing with one another (not an uncommon occurrence, unfortunately), and also unfortunately, we were woken up early by all of our fire alarms going off in unison. There was no fire. This also is not an uncommon occurrence (we've got to figure that one out).
Anyway, I couldn't get back to sleep after that, and due to my sleepiness, I had, what turned out to be one of the most frustratingly rotten days of my life today. My main studio and programming computer decided to have a myriad of uncommon issues, which due to my sleepiness, were uncommonly difficult for me to solve. I also had planned on working extra hours today on my programming project, which couldn't happen due to the various computer problems.
This lasted for about 5 hours.
After dinner, I had a recording session with a client, and thankfully, that went very well. After the recording session, it was about 9:15pm, and I still had hours of programming work to do.
With a sigh, I sat down to start programming, and remembered that earlier this morning, after my morning prayer, I hadn't studied my scriptures as I did every morning. So I decided to do that before programming tonight.
I can't tell you how much that one decision changed my entire demeanor. All the frustrations melted away as I felt the Spirit of God course into my heart as I listened to the words of General Conference.
Immediately after, I knelt down to thank God, and found myself being gently reminded that I had not done it earlier, and that if I had done it earlier, my day would have gone much, much better.
It's now easier to concentrate, get focused, and I'm ready to get down and code for the next few hours. Happily.
I love this Gospel. The simple truths can change lives.