I was considering baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I was sure that the space between who I was and who the Church wanted me to be was too great a distance for me to travel alone. The experience I had watching general conference was a turning point.
Every time I came close to making a decision, I felt nothing but confusion and silence. No matter what I did, I could not seem to find the path that felt “right.”
During the April 2018 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson spoke of “opening a new chapter in the history of the Church” announcing significant changes and counsel to help members become more like Jesus Christ.
Recognizing revelation has required plenty of trial and error on my part, but over time it’s become easier for me to get answers consistently. And along the way I learned that my concerns and questions are my responsibility and no one else’s.
Teaching our children how to recognize the Spirit is one of the greatest gospel skills we can teach them. It’s through this skill that they’ll be able to receive answers to their prayers, build their testimonies, and be led to “the truth of all things.”
When I am struggling the most, I sometimes get a different answer than I hoped for. It’s an answer that is hard to “listen” to because it doesn’t always feel like an answer. It is when the answer is peace.
If you’ve ever spent time with young children, chances are you’ve heard this question: Why?
We can all benefit from honing our navigation skills. Tune your spiritual headsets to the right voice and begin taking each step with more confidence.
Giving the voice of the Lord our undivided attention requires desire and effort. But when we do, other noises fade and we hear His counsel with clarity.