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