Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone's week went great! Sorry I don't have much time to write this week but I just want to follow up on the invitation I left you last week to be TENACIOUS! How did you go with pushing forward with your goals?
This week was an awesome week full of adventures. We got lost heaps. Talked to lots of people. And met some of our members! They are all so great!
Sorry, short message this week! During a hike with Elder Boogaard (Senior Missionary) in Bathurst, something he said really stuck out to me when we got to a rocky part - "Watch out for this area! It's an ankle breaker!"
It got me thinking more about the definition of an ankle breaker.
As you are hiking, you must be cautious of the "ankle breakers" along your journey. What is an ankle breaker? Well the Sister Roos definition is: a section of rocks that are all shapes and sizes that you must avoid getting stuck in or tripping on because it could lead to an ankle injury and other possible injuries.
Your ankle, if injured at this point by standing on an unstable corner of a rock, or stepping on one and slipping into the crack can cause your ankle to sprain or break. The definition of a break is an act or action of breaking; to damage or be damaged by separating into pieces after being struck or dropped; to stop working or to cause to stop working; to interrupt.
When you get caught in an ankle breaker an injury occurs; your journey along the path is hindered. Because of the injury, it may take you longer to complete the course or it may stop you completely from making it to the end.
We too, are each travelling along our hike to the finish line. We too, have ankle breakers that stunt our progress, slow us down or in some cases prevent us from completing the course!
In life, we are all travelling along our path back to our Heavenly Father and there are sections that can be identified as "ankle breakers". What are ankle breakers in your life? Things that are hindering your progress along your path of discipleship? Some examples that I have thought about are pride, associations with others, media...and the list could go on.
My invitation to you this week is to identify the "ankle breakers" that you have which are keeping you from progressing to the end of your course. And once identified AVOID THEM! Make the necessary changes so that you will not get caught!
Just like Elder Boogaard warned us of the dangerous area, we all have a loving Heavenly Father who will lead and guide us, who will warn us of the areas we must be cautious around. When we follow and listen to his guidance we are blessed! We are protected! I know this to be true because I have seen how his merciful hand has protected me from my own "ankle breakers" and the happiness I have been able to experience as I avoided being caught in an "ankle breaker".
I love you!
Sister Roos xx (: (: