A couple of years ago, someone told me about this new Laundry product called Color Catchers. Since we often have someone forget and leave a red sock or shirt in the white clothes, I decided to by some Color Catchers for myself. I was really amazed at how well they did. I absolutely love them! I get some for every newlywed couple, it is a must have…especially if someone is new to doing laundry. I was thinking the other day (while I was doing laundry) that I wish there was an amazing product out there for your thoughts or actions. Such as Anger Catchers, Despair Catchers or even Mistake Catchers! I guess that would make life too easy, but some days it would be nice to have something that helpful in your daily thoughts and actions. I know that would take away our agency, so that is probably why God doesn’t have these products out there to buy.
But as I really thought about it, He has given us many things that have the same type of results. We have been given the 10 Commandments, just in case you weren’t sure of what you should or shouldn’t do. I heard someone once said” that the Ten Commandments weren’t meant to be the Ten Suggestions!” Also we have the scriptures, they are full of others who have been there before, and if we were to read and study about their lives and experiences, then probably many things would or could be prevented in our lives. We last but not least have prayer! There is the product we all need. To stay in close contact with our Heavenly Father, would be the best way to catch bad attitudes, thoughts and actions…even before they happen. Yes, I am grateful to know that we aren’t left here on earth alone to just fumble through life. But we are here on earth to be guided and lead by a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to be safe, wise and happy!
Now that is better than any store bought product out there!
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
"Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation. Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord's Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas." ~ Julie B. Beck