WHO ARE YOU–REALLY?

THOUGHT PROVOKING

THOUGHT PROVOKING

If you had to select a few words to define yourself, what would they be? The following answers are limited and change with time: “I’m a Seahawk fan.” “I’m an overachiever.” “I’m an artist.” “I shop till I drop.” “I like to win.” I’m an accountant.” “I’m overweight.” These are definitions that the world influences us to temporarily adopt because they apply to our material realm. But what characteristics define us in eternal terms? Do we see ourselves first and foremost as beloved sons and daughters of God with divine potential? This fact transcends all other characteristics, including race, occupation, physical features, hobbies, or honors. Once understood, we can build upon this foundation by identifying character-defining descriptions, such as: “I don’t give Your Worthup easily.” “I like to serve others.” “I sincerely want to do what is right.” Lately, I’ve asked myself, “What personal attributes have I been working energetically to develop and magnify?” This has led to productive introspection. It is not enough to define myself by what I accomplish; I must define myself by what I have become. “Men…have become free forever, knowing good from evil: to act for themselves…they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil” (2 Nephi 1:26-27). worth[1]

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