I’ve been studying Elder David A. Bednar’s book “Act in Doctrine” and there was one particular part that has been rolling around in my mind for weeks. Elder Bednar teaches us about the difference between having a testimony and being converted. He gives the example about having a testimony—knowing that we should go to the temple, and being converted—worshipping in a devoted and meaningful way in the temple. It was kind of a wake-up call for me. I started asking myself if I was in the “testimony” group or the “converted” group. Did my actions, my priorities, and the things I thought and talked about reflect my commitment to the Savior? Just as the overwhelming feeling that I might never make it to the “converted group” started to set it, I read the line in Elder Bednar’s book that said,

Testimony is strengthened and conversion unto the Lord is deepened through small and simple things done well over time. 

So it’s a process! We don’t wake up one morning and say we’ve made it.  All is well! It’s a constant effort to do and give our best. All of my life I’ve heard that we learn  “line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom.” (2 Nephi 28:30) So pick something that you’re not quite perfect at yet and work on it. Become converted in one principle of the gospel and work hard to understand it and live it!  I would love to hear some of the ways you girls have already applied this in your lives. We are all definitely a work in progress and we have angels on both sides of the veil cheering for us!

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If you need a little encouragement or direction on the subject click on the link to these two powerful talks from Elder Uchtdorf and Elder Holland

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