"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."
- Isaiah 6:8
In my studies of the scriptures this week I came across this verse and immediately I felt that if I heard the Lord ask "Whom shall I send" I would answer the same. Then, I had a second thought which was along the lines of, if that's the case why don't I get my home teaching assignment done 100% every month?
You see, I think I am prone to think the best of myself. So, when I hear stories from church history or from the scriptures about people being asked to do hard things I think that I would be willing to do the same. It's just that the evidence isn't really there. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not totally failing to do what the Lord asks of me. I show up to the requisite meetings; I complete the assignments that are given me; I speak in church when asked; I teach a lesson from time to time when assigned. This is all good but it sounds to me a little like Doctrine and Covenants 58:27 where I must be commanded in all things. The pattern in my life is one of doing what is asked of me but generally more diligent with the things that are required or to which I'm accountable.
The pattern I want to have is one where I answer the Lords call with the common refrain "Here am I; send me." This is especially true for those assignments that are less desirable.