Monday In The Word : Who am I? And Who Can I Become?

Have you ever wondered, "Who am I REALLY?" I know I have. Even today, I occasionally wonder who I am. Society and media can really impact us, leaving us wondering if we are who we think we are, and if we even have the possibility to become who we want to become.

+ Genesis 1:26-27 (HERE)

Isn't this an amazing gospel truth? We were created after the image of God!  We were designed for greatness, and we can accomplish that greatness because we were created in God's own personal image.

+ Latter-Day Saints Keep On Trying by Elder Dale G. Renlund

"God's desire that Latter-day Saints keep on trying also extends beyond overcoming sin. Whether we suffer because of troubled relationships, economic challenges, or illnesses or as a consequence of someone else's sins, the Savior's infinite Atonement can heal even-and perhaps especially- those who have innocently suffered."

+ Doctrine & Covenants 19:10-15 (HERE)

The worth of souls is GREAT. I love how this scripture reminds us that even if we only bring one soul to repentance, the happiness, and blessings for that will be immense, BECAUSE each of us is so dear and precious to our Heavenly Father.

Who are we? The Young Women recite it every week, "We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who love us, and we love him." The knowledge that we are children of God should change everything. We have infinite potential. We can learn anything, we can do anything, we can become anything because we have the gift of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. His atonement can help us reach our goals and help us discover, who we truly are.

Latter-Day Saints Keep On Trying by Elder Dale G. Renlund

"My invitation to all of us is to evaluate our lives, repent, and keep on trying. If we don't try, we're just latter-day sinners; if we don't persevere, we're latter-day quitters; and if we don't allow others to try, we're just latter-day hypocrites. As we try, persevere, and help others to do the same, we are true Latter-day Saints. As we change, we will find that God indeed cares a lot more about who we are and about who we are becoming than about who we once were."

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1 comment:

Brielle | Breezy + CO. said...

This is the lesson I taught in Young Women today and I'm so glad I took the time to study some of this material. All of the talks & scriptures are pure gold!