Finding Inner Strength through Perseverance

22 01 2011

Chapter six

~*~Finding Inner Strength through Perseverance~*~

“Perseverance, in the right direction, reveals inner strength.  And inner strength can lead to more confidence about our physical bodies, including a more positive self-image.”

“Elder Jeffrey R. Holland counseled: ‘Please be more accepting of yourselves, including your body shape and style, with a little less longing o look like someone else.  We are all different.  Some are tall, and some are short.  Some are round, and some are thin, and almost everyone at some time or other wants to be something they are not!  But as one adviser to teenage girls said, ‘You can’t live your life worrying that the world is staring at you.  When you let people’s opinion make you self-conscious you give away your power. . . . The key to feeling confident is to always listen to your inner self–the real you. . . .’ Every young woman is a child of destiny and every adult woman a powerful force for good.”

Gordon B. Hinckley said: “You did not come into this world to fail.  You came into the world to succeed.  You have accomplished much so far.  It is only the beginning.  As you move forward on the trail of life, keep the banner of faith in self ever before you.  You may not be a genius.  You may not be exceptionally smart.  But you can be good, and you can try.  And you will be amazed at what might happen when in faith you take a step forward.”

“Inner strength comes when we are willing to persevere.  We can pray for increased strength that will come as we demonstrate our willingness to work hard to improve our physical and spiritual health.  And it will come.  Of that we can be sure!”




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