Sunday, February 23, 2014

It is Finished

It is finished. I went to work for the last time yesterday, and even though jobs are hard to come by I decided to quit anyway and here is why. When I first applied for the job and was successful in my interview, I stated that I would not work on Sundays, and at first I wasn't give a schedule to work on Sundays.Then I got one Sunday, to work from 10am -6pm so I could only attend sacrament meeting. Sadly I compromised and went anyway, something i shouldn't have done. The next time I got a Sunday, I asked the supervisor if I could work the night shift 4pm to 12am , so that I can attend my meetings at church. She obliged and allowed me to do so. So I was working every other Sunday, but I didn't want to because it just felt awful to be working on Sunday, and I wasn't feeling the spirit as much as I wanted to either. I was always tired on Monday mornings when I had class at 10am, and I am often late for class because I couldn't get up in the morning. Then one Sunday when I was supposed to be at work for the 3rd Sunday in a row, all the talks in sacrament meeting were about keeping the Sabbath day holy.I sat there feeling horrible to the point of tears because I knew that working on Sunday was preventing me from keeping the sabbath day holy.I cried on my mom's shoulder and told her that I didn't want to go to work and that I wanted to leave. She encouraged me to call and tell my supervisor that I wouldn't be able to work that day and encouraged me to resign as well.That was three weeks ago and even though I have been scheduled to work every Sunday since that time, I have not gone to work on Sunday.As soon as I did what I knew was the right thing I felt lighter and happier, and not the least bit worried about how or when I will get another job.I know I made the right decision and I learned that I must NEVER EVER compromise my standards for anything or anyone.

Doctrine and Covenants 59: 9-12
9 And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself  unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day;
10 For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High;
11 Nevertheless thy vows shall be offered up in righteousness on all days and at all times;
12 But remember that on this, the Lord’s day, thou shalt offer thine oblations and thy sacraments unto the Most High, confessing thy sins unto thy brethren, and before the Lord.
13 And on this day thou shalt do none other thing, only let thy food be prepared with singleness of heart that thy fasting may be perfect, or, in other words, that thy joy may be full.


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