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Why is it so hard to do the easy things?

This is a question I've contemplated a lot lately.  Why is it so hard to do the easy things?  My friend and I recently ran a marathon.  It was the first time for both of us.  From the beginning of the training we set a goal to lose 10 lbs.  You would think that would be easy since we were training for a marathon.  Well, it wasn't as easy as it seems.  Neither of us achieved our goal of losing 10 lbs.  We did both, however, achieve our goal of finishing the marathon.

So this past weekend the same friend and I went hiking and we were discussing this very topic.  I told her, "10 easy is that, and yet we couldn't do it.  Not even 1 lb. a week."  And she made a great analogy to the church.  She said that the hard things for us to do in the church are actually the easiest things.  For example, if the prophet got up in General Conference and told us it was time to move to Zion, we'd probably do it. (Assuming we have a testimony of the prophet).  Yet, we have been told over and over to read our scriptures daily and pray and go to the temple. How many of us don't do this or at the very least don't even make it a priority?  Things that really aren't that difficult but can seem quite hard and daunting at times.  But it's the small things that will really help us to grow and build our testimonies.

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2 Comments about "Why is it so hard to do the easy things?"

said this on 30 May 2008 11:55:09 AM CDT
Thanks Micah for this subject to think about. It is so true. I totally would up and move to Zion if asked to, but I struggle going to the temple once a month or every other month for that matter.

I like the blog and I will post it on mine and let others know about it.

said this on 01 Jun 2008 12:55:34 PM CDT
Hey Micah-
Congrats on your marathon!!! We really need to catch up. I enjoyed reading your thoughts....I've been feeling the same way. I think it's more trying at times to do the little things, and yet they are so important. Thanks for the reminder and motivation.

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