Sunday, April 13, 2014

Life decisions, man.

"Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work."
D&C 4:3

I was never going to go on a mission. In primary I didn't raise my hand when my teachers asked who wanted to go, and I didn't get the point of singing I Hope They Call Me on a Mission. I was a trouble child, really. 
When the age changed for missionaries I stuck to my decision. I WAS NOT GOING. Even through all the pressure I stuck to my decision. I would not be moved! 

All my friends started preparing for their missions and I was happy for them. I could see them growing spiritually and I knew that they would all be amazing missionaries. Bbbbuuutttt it wasn't for me. I was going to college to pursue dance. 

So here I am, at college, minding my own business. La dee dah, dancing to my heart's content. A mission had crossed my mind a couple times, but I never really thought seriously about it. How could I go on a mission when I was doing so well in dance? Taking 18 months off certainly wouldn't help. 

I'm sure you know where this is headed. 

Yes, I, Megan Murset, changed my mind. 

It all started when my friend texted me to tell me that she had started her mission papers. She had been like me, pretty set on not going. When I asked her what changed her mind she simply said "The Spirit, I guess. One day I didn't want to go, the next day I did."

A paradigm shift occurred in my head. I realized that I had been waiting for myself to want to go on a mission. I had always subconsciously known that I was going to go. I attended Mission Prep in high school by my own free will, for goodness sake. 

I started "considering" a mission. I say "considering" because who was I kidding, I already knew I was going. Within a week I had told my parents, told my friends, and had made an appointment with the bishop. 

Don't get me wrong, I had my fair share of trials. It took me quite a while to become truly excited about serving. 

All of this happened within three weeks. I knew that I needed to stop running from the Lord's call. Once I knew that there was nothing stopping me. 

Currently I am working on my papers and I have all my appointments set up! I filled out my paperwork super fast so I've been twiddling my thumbs for a while now. I must have patience...

I actually haven't told my siblings yet. I don't really know why, but I figure it would be easier to tell them all at once. 

I will keep you updated.

The church is true, the book is blue, I'm going on a mission, and so should you! 
(At least think about it. You have agency. No pressure.)

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