This has always been one of my favorite songs, but my favorite part of this video is the testimonies of the youth who were involved! When I was their age, I would have been way too worried about what people think to do something like this. But, in the words of my mission president, Jack R. Christianson, “I’d rather be a happy nerd than an unhappy cool dude!”
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I hope that in sharing this, I might be able to uplift someone who’s walking where I’ve walked. Please take what you can from it, and share it with those you know who need it most.
Our message is applicable to everyone individually, so if you’d like to learn more, your local missionaries would love to visit you and teach you more about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ!
When was the last time you felt like a princess? (Or a prince?) When was the last time you believed in your own divine nature, your ethereal beauty (or dashing good looks), and your enchanting talents? When was the last time you gave yourself the veneration you deserve?
There are merits that our peers would have us believe are of cardinal import, and the world often calls us to live up to this code- developed by man. We are under much stronger obligation to remember our worth as children of God, children of royal and divine birth; this considered, the estimation of mankind is far outweighed by the expectations our Father in Heaven has regarding our potential here on earth, which does not exclude His eternal perspective concerning those blessings to come.
Elaine S. Dalton reminds you to, “remember who you are! You are elect. You are daughters [and sons] of God. You cannot be a generation of young women [or young men] who are content to fit in. You must have the courage to stand out, to “arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.” 10 The world would have you believe that you are not significant—that you are out of fashion and out of touch. The world calls to you with unrelenting, noisy voices to “live it up,” “try everything,” “experiment and be happy.” Conversely, the Holy Ghost whispers and the Lord invites you to “walk in the paths of virtue,” “lay aside the things of this world,” “and cleave unto [your] covenants. ” 11
Along with Sister Dalton, we encourage you to remember that you are children of a Heavenly King, and that He didn’t send you here to wear rags. And the next time someone tries to tell you that you’re anything less than royal, please inform them, like Sarah Crewe in A Little Princess:
“I am a princess [or prince]. All girls [and boys] are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses [and princes]. All of us. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?”
Our Father in Heaven has told us, clearly, what treasures we are:
1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the achildrenof light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 9 For God hath not appointed us to awrath, but to obtain bsalvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should alive together with him.
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Have you ever had that experience where some gut instinct was telling you NOT to do something, but logic ruled the instinct invalid, so you did it anyway? And then something went horribly wrong? Haven’t we all! And always it is followed with that immortal adage “Why didn’t I follow my mind?” or “Why didn’t I trust my gut?” God, as any loving parent and especially as a loving Heavenly parent, is constantly concerned for our welfare and guides us through the feelings of our heart and our thoughts – whether or not we recognise it as such.
The Gift of the Holy Ghost is the precious gift that Heavenly Father gives His children, after they’re baptized, so that we can learn what His will is for us and recieve direction that will help us make our way through life. The trick, is learning HOW to follow it. It’s really difficult at first to tell the difference between arbitrary thoughts of our own, and distinct promptings from the Spirit. That scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants gives a simple recipe for recognizing the Holy Ghost: He will tell you in your mind AND in your heart.
Another question….have you ever done something selfless and kind for someone? Did it feel just right, warm or any other positive adjective you can imagine? Heavenly Father truly does communicate with us through His Spirit and it is truly manifest when we do choose the right and are filled with those feelings of warmth and love. Everyone is entitled to experience the power of the Holy Ghost; be sure that you recognise and acknowledge it.