Be Not Weary in Well Doing
I am recovering from the shingles nicely and was blessed to not have a severe case. Nevertheless, I did learn new things about the meaning of pain. I have also been more tired than usual as my body recovers. I have felt frustrated at having to limit my activities, but I used the time to do a lot of reading and pondering and praying.
One thing that I think many of us struggle with is doing good among others. How much is enough? How much is too much? How can we possibly do everything?
There are a couple of things to keep in mind as we work toward perfection (notice I said "work toward perfection" and not "are perfect!"). These thoughts come from the scriptures.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9
That last scripture, of course, was the Lord's word to Joseph Smith as he translated, but it still is good general advice for us all. Sometimes it is hard to know if we are striking the right balance, but we will learn as we go and we can always pray for guidance. The important thing is to persist and be diligent, but to not overdo and wear ourselves out.
4 Do not run faster or labor more than you have strength and means provided to enable you to translate; but be diligent unto the end. D&C 10:4