Sunday, January 13, 2008

Walk with boldness...

We had new beginnings tonight for our young women. It went beautifully. I love the women I work with and all of the wonderful girls in our ward. I had the opportunity to bear my testimony about something very special that happened to me shortly after I was called to serve in the YW presidency. I've shared it before and it has touched many lives. I believe it is a message worth repeating as it is meant for every child of God.

Many years ago when I was a young woman myself, it was hard for me. I never really felt like I belonged. Fast forward to my calling as the YW first counselor, those old feelings came back. A dark shadow of inadequacy fell upon me, I wasn't good enough, I didn't belong. Then the spirit intervened. He spoke very clearly, very powerfully to me and said, "How long are you going to let the father of lies deceive you? How long are you going to allow him to tell you that you are less than you are? Walk with boldness. You are a daughter of God, and as a daughter of God, you can do anything." That moment changed everything. I can now serve, teach, and love with boldness because I am a daughter of God and as His daughter, I can do anything. This message is for everyone. The father of lies, Satan, our greatest foe, loves to tell us that we aren't good enough, that we are less than we are, but we are children of God and as His children we can do anything!