Testimony: Our Divine Motivation

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Testimonies can be far more than checkboxes on a developmental to-do list. We can experience promised blessings and enact meaningful changes in ourselves when we are motivated by our testimonies. “Get a testimony” is only one of many tasks on our spiritual to-do lists, but it is arguably the most… Continue reading

Building the Best You: Live with Intention

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You can be so much more! Don’t just “find yourself.” Build yourself into the person you want to be. We’ve likely been told that progress comes through hard work—through time set aside for dedicated practice—rather than natural talent. While natural talent certainly influences the skills we master, it doesn’t guarantee… Continue reading

Conquer Pride and Embrace Humility

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Jesus Christ, the perfect example of humility, shows us that being humble is not the same as downplaying our positive traits. Our reputation often feels like the most important thing we have. Many of us work hard to maintain our desired public image. However, when we constantly obsess over what… Continue reading

Discipleship and Everyday Demands

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Focusing on the Savior helps us make changes that will balance our lives. Repent, share the gospel, read the scriptures, pray, keep the commandments… The more I think about everything on my spiritual to-do list, the more overwhelmed and hopeless I feel. And that’s not including my daily tasks as… Continue reading

Should We Think About Gratitude in a Different Way?

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Perhaps focusing on what we are grateful for is the wrong approach. Have you ever tried counting your blessings? Counting your blessings can be uplifting, but what if you lose some blessings on your list? Perhaps you lose a prized possession or a loved one.  Life changes quickly, and we… Continue reading

Counting Dandelions: Looking Inward in an Environment of Comparison

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Focusing on the things we can do to improve ourselves and avoiding comparison with others will allow the healing power of the gospel to help us. With the increasing popularity of social media, we are constantly barraged with other people’s lives, which fosters an environment of comparison. We may criticize… Continue reading

Our Worth in God’s Eyes

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Knowing we matter to God can help us to accept who we are. We may think that our imperfections make us worthless, but we are everything to God. The magnificent things that surround us—the universe as a whole—may sometimes make us wonder how our value can be comparable to all… Continue reading

Why You Don’t Need to Be Afraid of Decisions

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As young adults, we may feel afraid of the many decisions we have to make. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf offers us a perspective that can calm our fears and change our approach to decision-making. If God told me what to do, I would do it. That thought often runs through… Continue reading

Everyday Acts of Faith Build Testimonies

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Even when you do not receive powerful answers to prayers, you can still gain a testimony of Christ and witness his guiding influence in your life. I can count on one hand how many times I have received an obvious answer to a prayer. As a teenager, I often felt… Continue reading

How to See God’s Unseen Hand

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After experiencing more than a year of COVID-19 and the trials that come with it, we may feel lost or abandoned by God. But if we look to Christ, we can see God’s hand in our lives. The past year of COVID-19 was hard. Many people were forced to close… Continue reading