Maybe it is making your next tuition payment, choosing a new roommate, finding a summer internship, or even getting a date for Saturday night. Perhaps, though, your wicked problem is more complex—maybe it is a bit trickier.
When you are faced with the question of whether you really believe some principle of the gospel, I encourage you to hold fast to the things that you know are true because the answers to the rest will come to you in time.
Your testimony is your most valuable possession, and someone is trying to steal it from you. Can you imagine what your testimony would be like if you fought for it with the same tenacity with which you fight for other things in life?
Clearly, weakness and the recognition of it, the humility that follows, and the application of faith in Christ are essential to our eternal progression. Weakness is also the key to authenticity.
Both the heart and the mind must be fully engaged in this holy process. The conversion of our soul and the ongoing refinement of our life, as we adopt the attributes of godliness, is our earthly mission and is rewarded with “eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God.”
You, my young brothers and sisters, and you who teach them, have an obligation to participate fully in this wonderful and sometimes tumultuous time of preparation. We simply cannot afford to be anchored to anything less consequential than the saving rock of our Redeemer.
I remember slipping out of bed to my knees. It was the first time in my life that I had ever prayed intently. There I was, with bandages on my eyes, alone in my bedroom, praying for help.
The most significant pilgrimage that you will experience in your life will be the one that moves you to seek truth, to exercise faith, and to gain a firm testimony that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and the Savior and Redeemer of the world.
If you hold to the rod, you can feel your way forward with the gift of the Holy Ghost, conferred upon you at the time you were confirmed a member of the Church. The Holy Ghost will comfort you.
Your spiritual development, particularly the development of a firm Matiu Kauri–like testimony, will be of great value to you in perilous times.
Let us not be ashamed of our singularity. Let us celebrate the “dignity of difference” in our standards of behavior.
Each of us has the capacity to accomplish much good in this life, but we must always return credit and appreciation to the source of all that is good and truthful.
The blessings of a testimony of the gospel are tremendous. While these blessings are personal, here are just a few of the most impactful.
You will not be able to travel through life on borrowed light. The light of life must be part of your very being. The voice you must learn to heed is the voice of the Spirit.
A testimony of Jesus Christ and the restoration of His gospel will be an anchor to our souls, giving us direction and faith to weather the storms of life.
We are largely the product of our beliefs, and belief carries power. Here, then, are ten important things that I believe.
Elder John K. Carmack pays tribute to the testimony of the late Elder Bruce R. McConkie, who "taught as one having authority" and bore witness of Christ.
It is an honor for me to be with you today. Although I didn’t attend the Y, I have great pride in this university. I am proud of what you accomplish. I am impressed by your spirit and your enthusiasm and your unity. I hope that you take advantage of every moment that you are here. Take advantage of every opportunity before it is finished because this is a great…
It is each of our responsibility to preserve generational testimony by teaching truth to our children and strengthening our families.
The simple eternal truth of the gospel is that Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and has restored His Church to the earth to help us return to Him.
Elder McConkie offers his testimony of Christ's divine parentage. We, too, can testify of his identity as the Son of God; we can "declare his generation."
Take the time to develop your own testimony of the gospel. It will be most valuable to you as a missionary, a student, and in all aspects of your life.
Pioneers early and modern have made immense sacrifices for their testimony of the gospel. They know that if it is true, little else really matters.
A testimony of the gospel is essential for your eternal welfare. It is the most important type of knowledge to pursue, and as with all knowledge, requires diligence and humility.
The Lord's promises for His Church and Kingdom are great, and we are already beginning to see some of them fulfilled. I testify that they all will be.
There were times that God left the Savior to fight His own battles. Likewise, He will allow you to grow through the struggle of finding your own testimony.
Each of us is a temple of God, and as such we have a responsibility to Him. Do not leave this university without gaining a testimony of that responsibility and becoming committed to it.
We should build our testimonies and lives on the foundation of revealed truth that teaches us about the nature of God and His relationship to us.
Don't get caught up in the thick of thin things. Seek the lasting, the eternal, the valuable. Seek testimony, family, and the blessings God has for you.
J Reuben Clark shares his deep and abiding testimony that Jesus Christ is our Creator and Redeemer—a testimony we all need to seek.
A testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ will prompt you to repent when you sin. It will also give you the conviction to stand up for your beliefs.
The Lord needs more than the half-hearted faith and obedience of lukewarm disciples. Let us seek stability in our devotion to Him.
The law of divine witnesses adds credibility and power to the testimony of Joseph Smith regarding the Book of Mormon and the restoration of the priesthood.
A strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ takes effort—but is well worth it. Testimony can carry you through the challenges of life.