In his latest blog, David Archuleta opened up about his own struggles he faces as a performer and as an introverted person. He also talked about his desire for genuine connection, something social media cannot provide, but something his mission did.
He told touching stories of singing for groups of just one or two and how significant those moments where:
"Whether it’s singing for the president of the United States or the old widow at the end of the street who lives by herself, it’s all about that moment of connecting person to person, along with this connection originating from something greater than me from above. I certainly believe it’s a connection with God."
He also shares:
"Life is designed to give us hurdles that would keep us from following our dreams, keep us from making new memories, and from being happy if we choose to let fear run its course in us and always take the path of least resistance. But life is made that way because happiness and satisfaction come from accomplishing things that we think are beyond our limits."
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a blog.
I have to admit, it has felt kind of nice. Not because I don’t like connecting with all of you. But more to stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. I haven’t posted as often on Instagram and Twitter as I would before, but that has also felt really nice as well. Not because I don’t like sharing, but it’s because I have a tendency to get caught up in what everyone thinks about what I’m doing. I’ve learned to enjoy the moment and the people that I’m with, rather than think “Oh yeah, I’m supposed to be showing everyone my life and how great it is.” and “I’d get more followers if I post more of this.” Or “The more of my face in the photo the more likes it’ll get.” (I talked about this in my last blog, but will expand on it a little more today.)
I will say every now and then I like to share moments, quotes, thoughts (And honestly I think it is fun to post photos and videos occasionally) but afterwards I feel a little overwhelmed. I think it’s from my nature that I’ve always been someone who likes to keep to himself and stay away from attention.
Lead image from davidarchuleta.com.
From preaching the gospel in every nation to becoming ever more like our Savior, we as Latter-day Saints face many tasks that may seem impossible. But ours is an eternal perspective, and our mandate comes not from the world but from the Lord. In fact, as President Russell M. Nelson points out, His pattern is one of "using the unlikely to accomplish the impossible." From David and Goliath to Moses to Joseph Smith, the history of His people is a story of accomplishing the impossible.