A few years ago (when TSS was pretty new to the blogging scene), the team was invited to a preview of a new movie “Meet The Mormons”. Those in attendance were authors, bloggers, social media sensations… and then there was me… in gingham plaid and jeans (I’m so glad I left my boots at home). I felt quite out of place. One sweet woman came up and introduced herself as Dawn (Dawn Armstrong, one of the stars of the movie, but I didn’t know that yet). I stumbled through an introduction, and awkwardly explained that I didn’t really know why I was here, or how “a country bumpkin from Grace Idaho” got invited to such a beautiful event. She looked me right in the eyes and said “You are a daughter of God, of course you belong here!” That powerful reminder stuck.
I knew I was a daughter of God, but I let insecurities cloud my vision. Has that ever happened to you? What if every time you were feeling insecure, overwhelmed, inadequate, anxious, or uncertain, you remember this powerful truth: “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by name, thou art mine.” (Isaiah 43:1) How would your life be different? Would you have the courage to reject the ideas and influences of what the people around you think you should be? Would you spend more time learning about who we really are? Would you find increased power from time spent in prayer to your Father in Heaven? Would you let go of the things you think you should be doing, and focus more on what God is asking you to do?
Rosemary Wixom said “Our divine nature has nothing to do with our personal accomplishments, the status we achieve, the number of marathons we run, or our popularity and self-esteem. Our divine nature comes from God. It was established in an existence that preceded our birth and will continue on into eternity.”
This world has a tendency to think small, but you were not made for small things! In be words of Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “God sent you here to prepare for a future greater than anything you can imagine.”
I pray that this scripture will be a reminder that you were made for more! You have divinity within you. This one little truth is strong enough to combat all the big lies that the world would tell you. So memorize these powerful words, and use them to combat the daily thoughts that would tell you otherwise. Use them to remind you who you are and why you are here.
A huge thank you to Emily (@scriptedsomethings) who created this beautiful print. Keep an eye out, because this print will be sent to your inbox with our February Newsletter.