Behold, He Is Feeding Thy Horses – Alma 18:8-10

8 And it came to pass that king Lamoni inquired of his servants, saying: Where is this man that has such great power?
9 And they said unto him: Behold, he is feeding thy horses. Now the king had commanded his servants, previous to the time of the watering of their flocks, that they should prepare his horses and chariots, and conduct him forth to the land of Nephi; for there had been a great feast appointed at the land of Nephi, by the father of Lamoni, who was king over all the land.
10 Now when king Lamoni heard that Ammon was preparing his horses and his chariots he was more astonished, because of the faithfulness of Ammon, saying: Surely there has not been any servant among all my servants that has been so faithful as this man; for even he doth remember all my commandments to execute them.

Diligent people are not easily distracted. Ammon had just participated in a miracle, defending the king’s flocks from a gang of thieves who had terrified the rest of the king’s servants. When the king asked where he was after performing this great feat, he learned that Ammon had moved on to his next task: feeding the horses.
It is tempting to give ourselves a break from our duties when some unusual event occurs. The trouble is that, depending on how we define unusual events, they may occur so frequently that our work gets disrupted regularly and we fail to accomplish our long-term goals. 
I love the story Russell M. Nelson told about Gordon B. Hinckley’s reaction to an unnerving traffic accident in Central America. President and Sister Hinckley were in a car traveling to the airport. A truck behind them with metal rods on the roof stopped suddenly at an intersection, sending the rods through the rear windshield of their car. Fortunately, they were not harmed. Elder Nelson saw the whole thing and reported, “While shattered glass was being removed from their clothing and skin, President Hinckley said: ‘Thank the Lord for His blessing; now let’s continue on in another car'” (“Spiritual Capacity,” General Conference, October 1997).
Today, I will follow the examples of Ammon and President Hinckley. I will remain focused on my work and will not be distracted by dramatic experiences, positive or negative, that may occur along the way.
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