Monday, August 22, 2016
CALLING AUDIBLES - due to unforeseen circumstances
So, this week was a week full of calling audibles. For those of you who aren't too familiar with football, calling an audible is when the QB changes the play right in the moment, due to unforeseen circumstances. So, this week we were challenged to call an audible if the person who we were teaching wasn't prepared for what we had planned. I sort of dreaded this commitment, because I LOVE planning and I don't like it one bit when I have to change those plans, and just go with the flow of things. But I agreed, so Heavenly Father provided me with many opportunities!
Opportunity #1: This week we had the chance to have a lesson with Eric (guy with the cool car from the miracles last week). We were planning on teaching him the Plan of Salvation. Everything was going well, our member showed up, he had kept his previous commitment, he was loving understanding "why we are here" and "where we came from". Then, here it came, he asked us a question about commandments and the Word of Wisdom. Knowing that he did smoke and drink, I called an audible right there! We didn't end up finishing teaching the lesson we had had planned, instead, we were guided and gave the lesson he needed.
Opportunity #2: Another lesson with our miracle find last week, the young couple with a baby. Again, everything was going as planned, our member came, the spirit was there...and then...they said they had not read 3 Nephi 11 (their past commitment). So..audible called! We, then, proceeded to introduce the Book of Mormon, read 3 Nephi 11 with them, and emphasized the importance of scripture study and keeping commitments.
Both of those lessons, though different than what we had planned for, or expected were so very powerful! They were 100% guided by the spirit, and in both lessons, we were able to point out the presence of the Spirit and teach them about the importance of recognizing the Spirit, so they could gain their own answers. I like this calling audible thing, it's like a trust fall. Trusting but not knowing, for sure, someone will be there to catch you, and then realizing that as I put my trust completely in God's hands, He will always provide, and make situations even better than anything I could ever imagine!
~ With Bunches of Love,
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