As I complete my list of the ten lies that I used to believe, I want to add a couple of thoughts. I am early in my spiritual journey. I imagine that I will continue to come to a knowledge of other lies I have believed, or maybe continue to believe today. I know I will learn many more truths that I still don’t know. Elder Marvin J. Ashton said, “The speed with which we head along the straight and narrow path isn’t as important as the direction in which we are traveling.” I am grateful to have been taught the truths behind these lies so I can be traveling in the right direction.
I believe my spiritual life has been saved. I can truly view things with an eternal perspective and with hope. Those are things I couldn’t do while subscribing to these lies. While I am eternally grateful to have learned the errors of my ways, it has come at a great cost. For the time being, I have lost my wife and children. I have lost my career. I have lost my freedom.
My heart burns with the hope that others who are struggling will “understand His words, before it grows too late.” All of the things I have been taught and all of the things I have written have come from God. I don’t know why I felt the need to share all of this in a blog., but if as part of my gratitude for what I have learned, I can be an instrument in His hands to help others, I will be grateful for that opportunity.
My prayer in writing this is along the lines of Hymn #281. “Help me teach with inspiration; grant this blessing Lord I pray. Help me lift a soul’s ambition, to a higher nobler way. Help me reach a friend in darkness. Help me guide him thru the night. Help me show thy path to glory, by the Spirit’s Holy light.” I have been taught by inspiration. My soul’s ambition has been raised. I have been reached out to in darkness and have been guided by the Spirit’s holy light. I am grateful for this and for the truths I am learning. I share these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen