How can I learn to share what I believe?
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    “How can I learn to share what I believe?” Liahona, Sept. 2010, 46–47

    I wish I could tell the whole world about the gospel. But when I try, I feel inadequate. How can I learn to share what I believe?

    People share their testimonies in many different ways. Some people can easily bear their testimonies to those around them. Others can write their testimonies in a beautiful style. Others share their faith through music or art. Testimonies are also shared through example, by the way we live.

    By sharing your testimony, it will grow, and you will gain confidence not only in yourself but also in your testimony. Pray for help and strength to better develop your ability to share what you believe with others. The Lord has promised that if you open your mouth, it will be filled (see D&C 33:8).

    If you fear speaking in front of others, try writing your testimony and reading it to yourself out loud. This may help you feel more comfortable in sharing your testimony. Start by sharing it with family and close friends. Take small, simple steps, relying on the Lord, and over time you will feel more comfortable bearing your testimony in meetings or with anyone you meet.

    Don’t worry what others might think of you. If they are ready, your testimony will invite the Holy Ghost to touch them. Remember that your testimony is yours and that it is special to the Lord and to you.

    President Thomas S. Monson said: “You possess a testimony; share it. Never underestimate the far-reaching influence of your testimony” (“Be Thou an Example,” Liahona, May 2005, 115; “A Code to Live By,” New Era, Sept. 2005, 8).