Friday, March 14, 2014

Who am I?

With spring almost here, we've witnessed another cycle of seasons. We've watched nature grow and prosper, we watched them wither and die, and now we will once again watch them grow. Watching little critters struggle through their lives just to survive another winter makes me stop and wonder why I am struggling through every day trials just to face another. There must be a reason to all of our long-suffering-a reason to overcome and survive the tough trials of our lives. What is this reason? Click on the picture below for a short video made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It describes a similarity between life and watching a play (sorry that it is a bit outdated in what the actors wear, but the truth never changes so the message still stands true ^^). My article refers to the specific section of this video: from 1:48-5:58.



As outlined in the video, we can’t understand who we are without understanding who we were and who we are meant to become. By studying scriptures and other words of God, we can better understand who we were and who we are meant to become to gain a better understanding of who we are.

Reading the scriptures and drawing closer to my Heavenly Father has shown me that I was a daughter of God in the premortal life. In the premortal life, Satan and Jesus Christ proposed two plans. In short, those who chose Satan’s plan was cast out while those who chose Heavenly Father’s and Jesus Christ’s plan was sent to earth to receive a body.

That means every single person born on earth has chosen God’s plan for themselves already. We are sons and daughters of our loving Heavenly Father. We are divine beings destined to become like our Father. That is why we strive to overcome our daily trials and to be a better friend, a family member, and a better disciple of our Heavenly Father. This is why we continue fighting to live day after day no matter how hard life can get.
I hope you will one day find out for yourself your divine worth as a child of God. I hope that you will search the scriptures to find out who you were, who you are destined to become and, most of all, who you are. With this knowledge, you will find greater happiness, strength and motivation.

I hope you have felt God’s love for you today. He is your Heavenly Father. He wants you to succeed in all that is good and righteous. He will help you both in temporal and in spiritual things if you will take the time to ask for His divine help. I know this to be true through my many personal experiences. You are and will forever be loved.

For more about what Latter-Day-Saints (Mormons) believe about life before birth and life after death, click on this link: http://www.mormon.org/beliefs/plan-of-salvation


3 comments:

  1. I am so glad to know my Heavenly Father's plan and how it helps me be more like him. Having this knowledge gives me hope, and blesses my family.

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  2. Great article! Thank you for reminding me to reflect on the eternal nature of my existence. Spring really is a great time to realize that the winter always comes to a sunny end. Life can be challenging for sure, but having the awareness of our eternal nature and worth provides us with easy access to an attitude that will get us through all things that come our way. God loves us and nothing can take that worth away from us. Thank you for reminding me to reflect on my eternal worth.

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  3. I am so grateful to know my loving Heavenly Father has a plan for me! Life can get hard at times, it's nice to know He knows us individually. I am so thankful for that and blessed to know that I am a child of God.

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