A missionary's blog for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Friday, April 26, 2013
Act Well Thy Part
Sometimes we may feel like we don't have an important part in life. We may see others going about with high leadership positions, gaining worldly fame, or just doing things that seem more important and influential.
In the latest General Conference, Elaine S. Dalton reminds us,
"Whate'er thou art, act well thy part"
We each have an important mission in life. Heavenly Father is so very aware of us and he places us all in different situations to learn, grow, and be a blessing to others. We may not feel that our part is important in the eyes of the world, but it is important to Him.
Elaine S. Dalton also states:
"As [children] of God we are each unique and different in our circumstances and experiences. And yet our part matters—because we matter."
I testify that Jesus Christ knows each of us individually and He knows the situations that we are all placed in. He has given us all talents, abilities, and strengths that are meant to be a blessing in our lives and in the lives of others. We are all meant to magnify our own potential as a child of God and truly "act well our part".
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do."
- Marianne Williamson
To read the entire talk by Elaine S. Dalton, former Young Women's General President, click here.