Why Going To The Temple Is Easy For Me

01.11.12

For almost a year now I've been going to the temple once a week. I know to some people that sounds incredibly difficult to do, but for me it's very easy. To be honest, I haven't made it there every single week, sometimes it just isn't possible. Most of the time however, I do have time to go and I have to tell you right now just how much I enjoy doing temple work.

I know there are some people who are married with 5 or 6 kids, so going to the temple is hardly ever possible. If you're single like me however, you really don't have many excuses not to go on a regular basis. More importantly, the question you should as yourself is, why would you want to make an excuse? If you know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints is true and you're a single member, aren't you constantly hungry for chances to serve others?

No one wants to feel useless. I don't have anyone knocking on my door asking me for help or letting me know I'm needed somewhere. I don't yet have a family or children who need my help and I don't have many close friends who ask me for much either. I don't have many opportunities to help people out, so I jump at any chance to do a little service.

It seems like I spend every single day helping out my own situation. I know it's necessary to support myself so there's not much I can do about it, but I've never wanted to be one of those 'career driven' people. I know as well as anyone who has a healthy attitute about life, that what really matters is loving and serving the people around you.

That's why going to the temple so often is the easiest thing in the world for me to do. If there are people who have died, who can't help themselves and are waiting for someone like me to volunteer to do temple work for them, I am more than happy to step up and help! Everytime I go to the temple I get the chance to sacrifice a little of my time to help someone who truly needs it. Everytime I go I feel blessed to have an opportunity to serve. I feel blessed that I am worthy to go and I always enjoy another opportunity to feel the spirit.

If you honestly don't have any time to visit the temple, don't feel bad, but if you're single like me with very little opportunity to serve, I highly reccomend you visit regularly! I believe it's the most important part of my week and even though I'm performing service for other people, I think I'm the one who gets the most out of the experience.

Article written by Shelly Allen.
Photo by Shelly Allen Photography

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