One of the many reasons I am have decided to take on this challenge of writing a blog, because I want to complete my Young Woman Personal Progress AGAIN! I completed it once when I was 13 years old, but a lot has changed since then. I am 24 years old, now a wife and in the next couple years hopefully a mother. So why not? Why not take a “significant step in strengthening my faith and testimony”? Looking back when I was 13. I really don’t think I knew the significance of what I was committing to or saw the blessings that were developing around me because of my faithfulness. I truly believe our Heavenly Father gives us the answers when we are young, but as I grow older I find that I need those “childlike answers” more and more.
I know that this program is inspired of God, and I don’t believe its just for the Young Woman either. I have a testimony of the closeness that comes to you when you seek to know our Heavenly Father & our Savior. “Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Doctrine & Covenants 88:63 What a blessing! I want that closeness.
“For enduring peace and security, at some time in life, in a quiet moments of reflection, you must come to know with a surety that there is a God in heaven who loves you, that He is in control and will help you. That conviction is the core of a strong testimony.” —Richard G. Scott
I am using this opportunity to “draw nearer to my God” and gain a stronger testimony. This journey will not be completed in a book, in a year or two, or even in a blog. It will be a life long journey that I know I will truly treasure. I am hoping to use this blog for one of my projects, and hopefully a way to track my success not only in my Personal Progress, but my progress in life. As a wife, and a someday mother.
Where to start? Now. Like I said, I may have a hard time finding the time and the commitment, but today is a good day to start:)