Hello friends! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had an amazing week! I’ve had so much fun sharing my blog posts this week (there was one every day this week which won’t be a regular thing, but it was fun to do this week! If you missed them, you can read them here, here, here, and here,) Today I wanted to talk about the talk that President Nelson gave during the women’s session of General Conference.
Women shape the future.
One of the things that he talked about is how women shape the future. As women we have such a great opportunity to make a difference in the world, but how? I’ve been thinking about this so much. And for me, this means to give light to the world. To focus on Christ and my family and the good things in the world and to share those things with the world. As I’ve thought about what I want this blog to be about I know that I want to share light, goodness, and bring value to my readers.
In his talk, President Nelson invited us to do four things.
- Participate in a 10 – day social media fast. I LOVED my fast. After my fast, I deleted Twitter off my phone for good. But I realized that I don’t want to quit social media. I have thought about it time and time again, but I know that I need to be on social media. Maybe not scrolling so much or commenting on Facebook, but I want to be an influence for good! And social media has made it possible to reach more people and I hope that I can do that as I share Him and the good things in life. I really did love my social media fast. I’m now planning to have Social Media Free Sunday’s each week to help me focus on Christ, my family, and get ready for the week.
- Read the Book of Mormon between now and the end of the year. He also invited us to mark any and all references to the Savior, Jesus Christ. I lovelovelove that our Prophet has asked us to bring Christ back into our conversations and daily life. I have already been changed so much by this reading of the Book of Mormon more quickly than normal and I invite you to join in if you haven’t already. (You can get my guide to help you know which chapters to start reading today here.) But I am so grateful for this opportunity. I’ve got a group text with my mom and sister and every day we share what we are learning about.
- Establish a pattern of regular temple attendance. It has been so long since I went to the temple. Life got busy, we have a baby and only one car and I also have a million excuses. I’ve picked a day and put it on the calendar though and I’m hoping I can start going every month.
- Participate fully in Relief Society. Relief Society is the organization of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I didn’t love it when I turned 18 but I love it now, and I am praying to know how I can be a better participant of the Relief Society in my ward.
I do believe that as we do these 4 things we will shape the future and change the world.
We have such a great opportunity to do good and to be more. I know that some of these things aren’t easy. But when we put the effort in and do our best we will be blessed. Plus we will see changes. As a woman, I look at all the other women around me and I do see how we can change and shape the future, as mothers, daughters, friends, sisters, and simply as humans. Let’s shape the future, one day at a time.
There are so many things that we can do and one thing I am passionate about is living my life using my talents and strengths to help other people. I hope that you will do the same. I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I’ll see you next Tuesday.