My Patriarchal Blessing states: "Through your honest effort and the gift of Jesus Christ you will be able to inherit eternal glory with your eternal companion, in the celestial kingdom where glory and happiness will never end."
What does it mean? what constitutes my honest effort? Obviously the Lord knew that I wouldn't be able to live up to snuff, but who can? HE knew that I needed to know this facet of my spirit and it is important for me to have this. What is this honest effort? And who is this eternal companion? is it a choice young daughter, destined to be a wildflower? or is it a husband? and is this a promise to me of my place in the Celestial Kingdom? or is it simply a goal to work towards but only after I give my all? Is it common to most blessings or is it a pearl of great price? Either way it is still attainable as long as I can look in the mirror and know that I have done all I can, that I have run the race and finished the course. Then the lord will tell me that I am his son.