What’s on Your Mind?

    “What’s on Your Mind?” Friend, June 2019

    What’s on Your Mind?

    I keep trying to do things right, but I always mess up. I feel like I’m failing. What should I do? —Trying in Taipei

    Friend Magazine, 2019/06 Jun

    Dear Trying,

    Don’t be too hard on yourself! President Nelson said, “When our imperfections appear, we can keep trying to correct them. We can be more forgiving of flaws in ourselves. … Perfection is pending.”* Remember that Heavenly Father doesn’t expect you to be perfect right away. He sent you here to learn and grow, little by little. He sent the Savior and the Holy Ghost to help us!

    The Friend

    These scriptures talk about growing little by little. Can you fill in the blanks?

    • from grace to grace

    • by degrees

    • line upon line

    • brighter and brighter

    • beginneth to grow

    • increased

    “Jesus ___________ in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52).

    “They began to prosper ______ ____________ in the land” (Mosiah 21:16).

    “This is a good seed; for behold it sprouteth and ________________ _____ _________” (Alma 32:30).

    “He that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth _____________ _______ _____________ until the perfect day” (Doctrine and Covenants 50:24).

    “[Jesus] received not of the fulness at first, but continued _______ _________ ____ ________, until he received a fulness” (Doctrine and Covenants 93:13).

    “He will give unto the faithful __________ _________ __________, precept upon precept” (Doctrine and Covenants 98:12).

    Answers: increased, by degrees, beginneth to grow, brighter and brighter, from grace to grace, line upon line