10.13.2008

Re-Committing

We had Stake conference yesterday, where our former Stake presidency was released and a new one sustained. We listened to the humble, overwhelmed comments of a new Stake president and his counselors and the grateful comments of the stake presidency that had been released after nearly 10 years of service.

I loved hearing all that was said, but what struck me most was what our outgoing Stake President said: how he had been unable to sleep and was up at 3 a.m. thinking. He said that he realized he needed to re-commit himself to do and to be better and made that commitement as he spent the middle-of-the-night time pondering and praying.

Bear in mind that this is a good, good man and one who probably has very little to regret or repent of in his life. But he felt he needed to re-commit and do better-- which, as I apply that to myself, means that I have much more to do.

But he inspired me. He really did. I too want to do and be better. And I too am committing [again] to try harder and improve myself.

At least with me, there's lots to do and lots to choose from! Maybe that will make it easier!

9 comments:

Natalie Scott said...

Wasn't Stake Conference a total tear-jerker? I loved the talks...such great, wonderful men of God. There just aren't enough of them in the world. I loved how each one of them paid such beautiful tributes to their wives. Loved it.

I'm always in need of a little re-committing...lots of room for improvement around here!

Kareena Mullens said...

Hey Jan- Who was in the stake presidency? Once upon a time, when I moved to Austin (in 1989) it was all one stake, it quickly split to two stakes, and now I have no idea how many stakes there are. In fact, the original ward my parents were in (5th ward) its boundaries are now a stake, it amazes me how much zion has been built in central texas! Our stake conference is this week, I look forward to it.

Ashley said...

wonderful thoughts on recommittment...i need to do the same!

hoLLy said...

i totally need to recommit to a lot of things i've been slacking on lately. thanks for the reminder!

100 Percent Cottam said...

it was such a great meeting! i felt that too, such great talks.

jenjamin said...

I guess you already know my thoughts about conference. I totally agree with you. Every day is a new opportunity to recommit. BTW I would love to get to your institute class, I have heard great things about it.

Darleen said...

That's a wonderful insight. There are many things I need to re-commit myself to.

Marilee said...

We are having a change in our SP this weekend too. It should be a great weekend and am looking forward to it. Mark is in the HC so he gets to experience a bit more than the rest of us.

Good message and thought.

Cammie said...

We can always use the reminder!