So for today’s post I wanted to share some of my thoughts and some of the things that I want to work on. Today while I was at church we had some really good speakers about trying to stay positive and trying to seek the Lord. Many of you know I haven’t been super happy about where I am in life. Things are hard. Trying to figure out what career I want, when I will marry, and trying to see my self worth.
“Your Heavenly Father loves you—each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. … God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.” -Thomas S. Monson
I’ve recently had some interesting things happen in my life. This past week we had a scary incident at work where we had to call 911 for a 2 year old boy who had a seizure. I am not one that deals with death well and so when this happened I was terrified. On top of that I was able to hear a story of a family who lost their 6 year old in a school shooting. And then today I heard messages of having joy in a world full of distractions and difficult things. We find that joy through coming closer to God. How do we do that? We pray, we study the scriptures, we serve others, we go to the temple, and we build that relationship with God. I am trying to strengthen my relationship with God — and I will admit I haven’t been doing such a great job. I know I need to be better at a lot of things. The one thing I want to achieve is to truly see myself as He sees me. To be happy with who I am. Yes, I can be better. Yes, there are things I want to change, but that shouldn’t stop me from loving myself right now.
“Contrary to what you may think, an immoral act of any kind will only lower your self-esteem. Be true to yourselves, and your respect for yourself will increase. Know that yours is a divine birthright. Cultivate a good opinion of yourselves. Others may make cutting remarks concerning you. This is only a sign of their ignorance and not of your qualities. Walk with that dignity which is becoming a young woman who is a daughter of God.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
How have you come to see your self worth? What do you do when you feel down? How has coming to see your worth changed your life?