I learned a lot from this section this morning. In verse 4, the Lord tells Joesph that He has given him the gift to translate and he shall have no other gift until the Lord is ready. This is a great reminder that all things must be done on the Lord's time, not our time schedule. In verses 33 to 35, The Lord says, "There are many that lie in wait to destroy thee from off the face of the earth."
"For this cause I have said, Stop and stand still until I command thee."
I see the Lord like us as parents. He sees the big picture and He is just asking us to stop and wait on Him for the right time and He will direct us through all things. There are times when we see that our children are headed in the wrong direction and they don't understand that we see the bigger picture. The Lord sees an even bigger picture, which is why it is so imperative that we heed the promptings of the Holy Ghost and strive to follow Him.
Then, there is the great promise that if we head the promptings of the Spirit, keep the commandments, and not yield to the persuasions of man, then we shall have eternal life.
An elder in my ward shared this quote on Sunday. I loved it and had to copy it down.
"Remember that this work is not your and mine alone. It is the Lord's work, and when we are on the Lord's errand, ... we are entitled to the Lord's help." President Thomas S. Monson.