Just do what you can

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Do what you can, and that’s good enough. That’s how I see it.

There was a lady who had “an issue of blood” for 12 years. Imagine how awful that would be! When she saw Jesus walking down the street, she didn’t go chasing after him or call his name to come and heal her. She simply reached out to touch the hem of his coat. She thought she was hidden, but Christ saw her, talked with her and said “…Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace” (Luke 8:43–48).

It was that simple. She reached out knowing that was good enough to heal her.

We sometimes think we need to be doing everything right all the time to be worthy of blessings, but all we need to do is reach out and do what we can. For most of us, we are very capable of doing everything God asks of us. If we are capable, we don’t get a free pass. But there are those times when life throws us a trial or something gets in the way of us being able to do it all, so I say just do what you can. Start there and the rest will come.

There was a long time where my little family wasn’t doing all we could. We were pretty lazy with prayers, scripture study and family night. We realized we needed a change, so we did what we could at that moment. Changing it up and doing everything we knew we should be was a really overwhelming thought. So we just started doing what we could. We started watching Mormon Messages and said prayers before bed. We had 5 minute family night on Sunday so it was easier on the schedules. After that, it was easier to do the other things because we had the desire to do good. We did what we could, and God helped us from there.

Life doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. If you want to do better, just start somewhere and go from there.

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