At one point or another, haven’t many of us wondered:

who we are,
who we belong to,
and our purpose here in life?

Come Follow Me begins this year speaking to those questions. Through Moses’ experience we learn who we are, specifically in relationship to God, our Heavenly Father.

Understanding this unique truth of the restored gospel, our life in a pre mortal state and our foreordination for this one can give us a strong sense of identity and purpose.

Likewise, “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” reiterates these foundational aspects of understanding our identity and purpose. In the first paragraph we read, “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”

Next we read, “All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”

These critical truths about who we are, why we’re here, and who we are to our Heavenly Father inform us to our missions here in this life, those things we were foreordained to do, ways in which we are most likely to find joy here and in the eternities to come.

Like he did with Moses, Satan will attack us at the heart of the things that are most important; as President Dieter F. Uchtdorf taught, “Much of the confusion we experience in this life comes from simply not understanding who we are.”

Identity and purpose are foundational truths worth spending time considering, praying and learning.

Recently, Sister Michelle Craig in the 2021 Christmas devotional reminded us that we all have gifts, even if some seem less conspicuous than others.

As we learn what they are, she encouraged us to not “let the music in you go unsung, the hug ungiven, the forgiveness unoffered.”

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