Lately I've been thinking a bit about the different trials we face here in mortality. There are the physical ones that may include sickness or disease or just physical limitations. There are financial trials that don't even need explaining. And there are the emotional trials that can make us stand back and look at ourselves in a different light. And then there are the spiritual trials that are kind of the refiner's fire to hopefully make us stronger and bring us closer to our Heavenly Father.
I am thankful that right now I am not facing any physical trials (other than the normal winter cold). Our finances aren't perfect, but we're not in a bad way that would make us lose sleep. No, the trials I've had lately are more on the emotional and spiritual side...
Just like any other trial, if I can get through it then I know I'll be stronger! Sometimes I think we're given challenges so that we can evaluate who we really are and what we really believe. At times life is good and we forget those things. I know that I'm a mom and a wife, but what does that mean? Well I'm trying to define that for myself these days. Hopefully when all is said and done I will be a better wife and mother and feel even better about myself and the contributions I can make in life.
Thank goodness for challenges that give us new perspectives!!!