Friday, January 13, 2012

Trust in Your Companions

Often in our lives we are asked to trust others. Sometimes that trust is great sometimes small. As missionaries we have temporary companions that we are paired up with from 6 weeks to 4 and 1/2 months. We have to learn to trust one another rather quickly. If we don't the Lord's work is hindered.

The picture above illustrates this idea. In a three-legged race two people are literally tied to one another. They have to trust each other and work together to win the race. You might consider it a victory if they even finish the race. It takes practice to stay in sync with your partner. At first an individual may think he or she knows more about three-legged races so they don't have to listen to what the other one says. Or perhaps they think that the other person should "just know" which leg to step with, without them having to specifically tell them. The truth is that it takes some communication and trust in your companion, friend, spouse, or whoever you happened to be teamed up with to finish the race.

In an Ensign article Christie H. Frandsen wrote, "By trusting in the Savior’s atonement, I learn to trust myself; and by trusting in my husband and in our marriage, I can come to trust in the promises the Lord has given us through his prophets."

For more of Christie's article click here.

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