Monday, March 12, 2012
YOU Are Not Broken
Yesterday during Sunday School I visited with an incredible sister from our Single Ward in the Foyer. Yes I missed going to class, but a very worthwhile conversation ensued. This dear sister is typical of so many of the friends I have made over the past few years. She is 30, spiritual, attractive, fun, well educated, but her life has taken a turn that was not planned. She desires to be married and to be raising children not worrying about living alone and supporting herself the rest of her life. She has reached the point that she needs to address that possibility and embrace a career for a lifetime instead of working until her desired plan comes to fruition. Her family doesn't understand her plight because everybody else has gotten married so why hasn't she? I have heard the words mentioned so many times in the past few years. "I must be broken" I reiterate from the deepest crevices of my heart. YOU are not broken!!! Our church as well as the world are filled with beautiful young women who have righteous desires to be wives and mothers but these desires for no obvious reasons are being unfulfilled. The question of why this phenomenon is happening is addressed over and over every time anyone who deals with young adults get together. The answer is always the same. No one knows, it just doesn't make sense. Obviously Satan is behind this detrimental trend. As he was banished he was told that he would never have a physical body and because he will never have that blessing the curse of also never having a family was part of those consequences. He is miserable and alone. He wants others to join in his misery so in these last days he has obviously started an all encompassing campaign to destroy the family. He is hitting it on so many different issues, but one of those includes keeping righteous young women who would raise strong defenders of all that is good, single and childless. Unfortunately for our society, our church and for young single adult women he is succeeding. This isn't about you, about your worthiness, about your desirability, about your attractiveness, about anything that you can control. You are worthy, beautiful, desirable and willing. Please don't ever discount yourselves. We need to increase our forces for what is right, let Satan see that we will not be discouraged, depressed, or give up the beliefs that we know to be true. In the end we have been told over and over in the scriptures that Good will triumph over Evil, that Satan will be bound. How impressed I am with so many great single women who are going forward, building their spirituality, increasing their service to others, becoming great members of the work place and communities, and showing Satan that they will not be swayed to the dark side. They will stand strong and do what ever it takes to fulfill their righteous desires. I know you will succeed. Just always remember deep inside. You are not broken. You are a Daughter of Your Heavenly Father Who Loves You Just As You Are, And You Love Him.