Standing Up in a Sit-Down World

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(This is an excerpt from the book Standing Up in a Sit-Down World.)

Once we express a willingness to the Lord that we will stand up and speak up, promptings will come to us. As we respond to those promptings by taking action, a couple of interesting things will happen.

First, it will get easier! We will gain confidence. Indeed, our confidence in the Lord will wax stronger and we will become braver and not worry so much about what other people think.

Second, it will get harder. I know that sounds odd. But the Lord needs valiant servants and once we step up to be one, He will call on us more and more. But through it all, He will be with us. President Thomas S. Monson urged us, “Do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle.”6


Notes

6. Thomas S. Monson, “Three Goals to Guide You,” Ensign, November 2007, 120.

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