As I prepare for the day I depart I have come to understand better the meaning of self worth. I also am understanding The Great Plan of Happiness.
I have come to appreciate all that the Savior has done for me and all of His children here on Earth. We have been tutored and prepared for this life to bring those who love the Lord back into His presence. Earth is a necessary step in order to gain experience and gifts, like our bodies, that we wouldn't have been able to gain otherwise.
As I learn more I can't help but feel such gratitude for all I have been blessed with. With the Lord anything is possible.
I had dreams bigger then anything I knew. Very quickly I saw these dreams shatter and fall out of grasp, there was nothing I could do about it. I had absolutely tried everything in my power and people around me tried everything for me. I learned that's what is important. Is being surrounded by such love and service. Then I realized how indebted I am, and no matter what I do like trying to reach this dream of mine, no matter what I will never be able to do enough. That's how it is with the Lord. He has blessed me so much and no matter how much I serve, how much I progress and choose the right, it will never be enough. And you know what? It is OK. That's the plan. So everyday, every minute of our lives we keep trying, keep growing and the Lord will pick up the slack and all that you worked for every time you turned down wearing that immodest swimsuit, didn't go to that party, hung out with your parents and felt you had no friends. Every one of those times you TRIED will be worth it.
We need to remember, God doesn't make mistakes. It's people who make mistakes. And mistakes are made to learn and to become more like God.
"You should have seen the way He smiled the day that He made you."
You have a purpose. Fulfill it. Make sure your goals aren't on the world's standards, but set to the Lord's standards.
Just look around the Lord who made those beautiful mountains, the beautiful rivers and sunsets, that's the hand that created you as well.
Live up to your potential.
I will keep preparing to embark on my journey to this beautiful country. I am grateful for this life changing experience. I am grateful for all of the people and the experiences that have shaped me into who I am today. I hope somehow in some small way I can touch hearts with this knowledge and the testimony that I have.