Yesterday was testimony meeting at church. I had been giving a lot of thought about bearing my testimony, but I was having trouble formulating what I wanted to say. So I sat in my seat and pondered and contemplated and did so for so long that the meeting ended. But by the time it was over, I knew what I wanted to say.
Over a year ago I made a decision
to discover who I was and to become the woman I wanted to be and that I knew
God wanted me to be. I knew that if I stayed where I was, doing what I was
doing, I would NEVER be her. So I set some BIG goals and started working one
day at a time. Each day I worked on my goals was one day closer to who I was
becoming, and one further away from who I had been.
As I finished each of my goals and
reflected on the lessons I had learned, I could see clearly the hand of the
Lord in my life. President Clark gave the following remarks at a BYU-Idaho
devotional. He said:
“Today, I want to talk about you:
about who you are and who you are becoming…You are the spirit sons and daughters
of God. You are having a mortal experience to become worthy heirs of exaltation
and eternal life with an eternal companion in an eternal family with eternal
“Now you may be wondering what this
has to do with the things you worry about in your daily life – going on a date,
passing math, learning to write well, finding a major, or getting a good job.
“Here is my answer: who you really
are and who you are becoming eternally have everything to do with the details
of your mortal life. In fact, if you come unto Christ, He will shape and develop your eternal identity and character through
your choices and actions in every part of your daily life. Through the
power of His atoning sacrifice, He will change your heart and help you become
more and more like Him.” (Click here to read the full address)
I can see clearly that He has in
fact used my daily choices to develop me and help me in my mission to become. I’m
so grateful that I made the choice to work hard and set some goals and work
toward the woman I wanted to be!
My testimony is that God works in
the details of our lives. He is interested in the things we are doing and will
take our best efforts and through Christ’s atoning sacrifice will transform us
into the best possible version of ourselves.