Thursday, August 2, 2012

Identity and Purpose

I've felt impressed lately concerning the importance of learning, remembering, and acting commensurately upon my true identity and purpose in life. I've found that it totally changes the way I think, act and feel. I'm happier as I do so.

I've drawn upon The Family: A Proclamation to the World, the scriptures, and other sources to come up with the following two graphics, which we've printed and mounted in our ward 3rd-hour meetings.

Although these graphics were made for an LDS audience, I suspect everyone could find some direction in them - especially in the first identity statement, whereas that applies to everyone.

Here's a great quote that pretty much sums up my feelings:
“You are all the sons and daughters of God. Your spirits were created and lived as organized intelligences before the world was. You have been blessed to have a physical body because of your obedience to certain commandments in that premortal state. You are now born into a family to which you have come, into the nations through which you have come. … 
“I would charge you to say again and again to yourselves, as the Primary organization has taught the children to sing ‘I am a [son or daughter] of God’ and by so doing, begin today to live closer to those ideals which will make your life happier and more fruitful because of an awakened realization of who you are.” 
Harold B. Lee, Conference Report, Oct. 1973
Identity and Purpose (for LDS males)

Identity and Purpose (for LDS females)

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