Right Where You Belong

“I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God”

Not all of us are born of goodly parents like Nephi was, but each of us is born exactly where we need to be. Like Nephi, we will all have hard times in addition to our blessings. The collective sum of these events and how we learn from them is what makes us who we are. Heavenly Father knows each of us personally, and He knows exactly what it will take for us to become who He needs us to be.

Elder Russell M. Nelson said, “Each individual will make his or her way in a constantly changing world—a world of competing ideologies. The forces of evil will ever be in opposition to the forces of good. Satan constantly strives to influence us to follow his ways and make us miserable, even as he is.  And the normal risks of life, such as illness, injury, and accident, will ever be present. Obedience allows God’s blessings to flow without constraint. He will bless His obedient children with freedom from bondage and misery. And He will bless them with more light. When we are faithful, He and His angels will help us. Each of us will be tested. That very [test] can either crush you into silent weakness or motivate you to be more exemplary and courageous in your daily lives. How you deal with life’s trials is part of the development of your faith. Strength comes when you remember that you have a divine nature, an inheritance of infinite worth.”

If we can remember that we are of great worth, we can look forward with hope and anticipation of what Heavenly Father has in store for us.

One step at a time, Heavenly Father is turning you into the best YOU there is 🙂


One response to “Right Where You Belong

  1. What an amazing quote… I love it when men of God speak encouragement to us, this is such a great help to me. Trials are for a purpose. I can learn something from a bad day, or a seemingly difficult change in life’s circumstances–everything happens for a reason, and the reason is that our Heavenly Father loves us.

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