Monday, April 11, 2016

Letter #92 4-11-2016 Gering, Nebraska

Hey Family!!!

Well this week I was reading over general conference and I really like the one talk  called     “The Greatest Leaders Are the Greatest Followers”.  It is a great talk for all of us to read and follow what it says to us. I like what he said here:

"If I were to ask you, “Who is the greatest leader who ever lived?”--what would you say? The answer, of course, is Jesus Christ.
He sets the perfect example of every imaginable leadership quality.
    But what if I were to ask you, “Who is the greatest follower who ever lived?”--wouldn’t the answer again be Jesus Christ? He is the greatest leader because He is the greatest follower--He follows His Father perfectly, in all things.
     The world teaches that leaders must be mighty; the Lord teaches that they must be meek. Worldly leaders gain power and influence through their talent, skill, and wealth. Christlike leaders gain power and influence “by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned.”

     In God’s eyes, the greatest leaders have always been the greatest followers."
When we follow Jesus Christ we become a better leader when you "Look unto me (Jesus Christ) in every thought; doubt not, fear not." 
We no longer care what people or the world thinks of us all we care about is what Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father think.  When we have that faith and trust in our Savior things becoming easy to do and things also become easy say to people when we use the spirit and what he tells us to do. 
There is no need to fear or doubt. This is a lot easer said than done, it takes work, it takes learning Christ like attributes and becoming better and better at them in life. We have to be good at following in order to be a good leader just like he said in the talk, 
"Your ability to lead does not come from an outgoing personality, motivational skills, or even a talent for public speaking. It comes from your commitment to follow Jesus Christ." 
All these things I have said in this letter are hard to do trust me I know haha!! We all are leaders no matter who you are or what you do, you don't have to be a  CEO, PRESIDENT, Captain, Bishop, pope, whatever people think you have to be it is not true. We can be who we are right now in life and be a great leader by being a great follower of Jesus Christ, I love this talk cause it hit me and is so true.

 Well this week we had to talk to R_ she is going through a hard time and has some things she is concerned about. We just talked with her about looking towards Christ and focus on Him. And everything will be ok.

Elder Jefferson K. Urry

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