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Droopy Sin

By Rex Goode


I was reading today in the Book of Mormon Nephi says:

Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul (2 Nephi 4:28).

I have been feeling a little droopy lately, but I hope it’s not because I’m sinning too much. To tell the truth, I find obedience to be somewhat exhausting. Sinning is so much easier.

I know that Nephi was talking about the consequences of sin. I see it a lot in my clients, after trying to teach responsible and safe behavior that looks forward to the future. I hope that they will learn the lessons and make better choices, but when the time of choice comes up, they choose old patterns.

I think about that and realize that I can’t really fault them. I’m like the Lord’s client. He teaches me through the Spirit what I should do or not do, trying to give me some sense of responsibility and forward-looking. Instead, like the proverbial moth, I prefer to flit around near the flame.

Being obedient revitalizes me. I feel hope when I do what I know I should. It’s just so hard to look at it from the angle of the future. Hard work now for a peaceful future is so much more difficult to comprehend than a little sin now for a droopy tomorrow.

Oh, well. It’s time to awaken my soul.

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One Response to “Droopy Sin”

  1. BYU Women's Services said:

    I like this comparison. Thanks for this post?

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