We are designed to soar freely through the heavens.
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I think it is good to think of heaven sometimes, and to realize that heaven will be our eternal home and it is there we can find true joy. We are divine beings and we are meant for something greater. The Lord knows of our potential.
Sometimes I got bogged down in the moments, even struggling with questions like, “What should I wear today?” But I am more than that. I am someone who is designed to soar freely through the heavens, not plod slowly on the earth.
Remember who you really are.
My mom said this to us sometimes. “Remember who you are,” she would say as we left the house.
I didn’t realize what she meant. But who am I, really? I am a daughter of God. That is who I really am. And if I remember that, if I remember that I have divine potential and that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, I act differently. I put off the childish things.
This quote helped me especially when I was struggling with how to motivate myself to get off the computer and stop wasting my time. If I remember who I really am, I have the tools to make the right decisions and to spend my time in doing those things that matter most.
“The Lord will make much more out of your life than you can by yourself.”
From For the Strength of Youth.
I wanted to be a writer. Ever since I was in elementary school, I thought that it was I wanted to do. I was very determined and kept at it. I majored in English in college and went to writing workshops and wrote and wrote and wrote. I thought that was what my life should be.
If I would have kept at it, perhaps I would have gotten some success. But instead, I let the Lord in my life, and I let Him guide me. I was slowly guided away from writing. I was guided away from trying to publish those novels that I thought were so important.
The Lord wanted something better for me. He wanted me to do small things–small, but of everlasting importance. And He keeps guiding me in small ways, making me into a better person.
I used to be shy and afraid, and He helped me to conquer fears. I used to focus on to-do lists and programs and ignore people, and He helped me to love more. He has built up into a person that I could not be by myself.