When I’m lacking the inner resources to remind myself that I am good, worthy, and important, I like to turn to the wise words of church leaders. There are so many wonderful talks that enable us to see our true worth where we hadn’t been able to see it before. A few talks in particular have messages that never fail to provide me with the “confidence pick me up” I’m seeking for.
Remember Who You Are!
“Young women, look into the mirror of eternity. Remember who you are! See yourself as our Heavenly Father sees you. You are elect. You are of noble birth. Don’t compromise your divine inheritance. You were born to be a queen.”Elaine S. Dalton, April 2010 General Conference
Forget Me Not
“Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love.”Dieter F. Uchtdorf, October 2011 General Conference
To Young Women
“First of all, I want you to be proud you are a woman. I want you to feel the reality of what that means, to know who you truly are. You are literally a spirit daughter of heavenly parents with a divine nature and an eternal destiny. That surpassing truth should be fixed deep in your soul and be fundamental to every decision you make as you grow into mature womanhood. There could never be a greater authentication of your dignity, your worth, your privileges, and your promise. Your Father in Heaven knows your name and knows your circumstance. He hears your prayers. He knows your hopes and dreams, including your fears and frustrations. And He knows what you can become through faith in Him. Because of this divine heritage you, along with all of your spiritual sisters and brothers, have full equality in His sight and are empowered through obedience to become a rightful heir in His eternal kingdom.”Jeffrey R. Holland, October 2005 General Conference
The Sanctity of the Body
“Happiness comes from accepting the bodies we have been given as divine gifts and enhancing our natural attributes, not from remaking our bodies after the image of the world. The Lord wants us to be made over—but in His image, not in the image of the world, by receiving His image in our countenances.”Susan W. Banner, October 2005 General Conference