4 Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments.
5 And now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, behold, I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will.
Twice in these verses God praises Nephi for being unweary. This is an important Christlike attribute that we don’t often focus on frequently enough. We all face frustration and disappointment in our lives. We all see that at times our efforts at being good fall short. Despite our desires and goals, we do not receive the fruit we hope for.
What do we do then? Do we get frustrated? Do we doubt what we are doing? Do we doubt heavenly father’s promises? Or do we continue faithful as Nephi did. If we do so, then we will be blessed beyond measure because the Lord will then know that he can trust us no matter what. Nephi’s power came because the Lord knew that no matter the circumstances Nephi would do the right thing unceasingly.
I long to be like him.