Here at Gamescape we are showing a series of photo’s captured in both Destiny and Destiny 2. Each week we will be featuring a different area of those games. This week we are showing The Tower from Destiny.
OVERCOMING DISCOURAGEMENT, FEAR, AND ANGER
Life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope or expect. It is easy to feel overwhelmed at times by discouragement, fear, and anger. Satan uses such feelings as an opportunity to attack us and lead us to self-criticism and finding fault in others. The more we focus on negative emotions, the stronger they become, until they begin to dominate our thoughts, diminishing our ability to feel the Spirit and find happiness. The proverb “As [a person] thinketh in his [or her] heart, so is he [or she]” (Proverbs 23:7) applies both to negative thoughts and positive thoughts. One way to counter our negative emotions is to ponder and express gratitude for the many ways in which we are blessed. (Spouse & Family Support Guide)
• How can we acknowledge our difficulties without becoming consumed by them?
Like @bigsean Say "Sometimes the best lesson is ourselves going through it". That goes for people and life issues in general. If somebody just told you, you probably wouldn't believe it. #Life#Lessons#trials#facts
Last year over the Thanksgiving break, I found myself shaking hands with an Apostle of the Lord over a rack of clothing at Tjmaxx. In that moment the Spirit prompted me to change something about myself. The thought shocked me because I didn't think this thing I was doing was that big of a deal. A few days later I received another prompting to change something else in addition to it, something that had been ingrained in me since childhood. I decided to act on both, but with complete lack of understanding why. A few weeks later I found myself on the other side of my bishops desk pouring my heart out. Though the 2 requests from my Heavenly Father were small, I felt them almost impossible to obey & I felt the spiritual journey I was on was too hard. I had come seeking permission to quit. I felt the sacrifices were too great & the world to harsh to allow little old me to continue on. My bishop boldly told me I couldn't quit. That I had come too far & then encouraged me to keep following the promptings I was receiving. He gave me advice on how to carry on & I did for almost 10 more months before I was subtly tempted to disobey one of the promptings. I gave in...just one little slip, & it has sent me into a downward spiral. If I told you what it was, you wouldn't think it was wrong. Trust me, I've told a few people & they don't get it. But I do! I had made a promise to the Spirit & when I obeyed, my life began to change. My eyes were being opened to a world of spiritual understanding & I began to experience FREEDOM from the bondage satan had me in. Until this happened, I had no idea I was his slave. It was truly an awakening! Which of course he hated & so he patiently stayed close by & whispered those snakey little lies into my ear until I gave in again. It took months to break me down & has taken me months to realize that I once again have his chain wrapped around my ankle. Just one little slip, led to the next & the next & the next. It's a slow, but steady decline. Getting back to where I was 7 months ago will also be a slow & steady climb & once again I'm feeling prompted to share my journey in hopes it will inspire you too. First post coming this week...
We decided to get this on video and post it with the hopes of igniting a flame of hope in anyone who may feel sad, anxious, lonely, unwanted, worthless, or lost. As long as you’re living, there is still hope for you! Let the setbacks in your life mold you into the king/Queen you’re destined to become! 😘🎤👸🏻🤴🏻👑🎆🎇