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    You Can Find an Appreciation for the Opportunities That God Has Given You to Grow

    Annie P., Texas, USA

    … When you follow God’s will.

    When seminary started my freshman year, I was pumped and ready for it—but that excitement lasted probably about a week and a half. By then I was just tired, and I was going to bed late and waking up so early. Every morning, I just thought, “This is such a bummer.” And even though seminary was held at my kitchen table in my own home, I didn’t want to go. It was becoming such a burden for me.

    Eventually I said to myself, “Why am I even going? I don’t need to go!” But then I decided to change my attitude. I started writing down something I’d learned every morning, and I did that for the rest of the year. At the end of the year, I read the things I’d written. Going to seminary and writing down insights every day helped me appreciate seminary and have a stronger testimony of the gospel—especially when I read through all of it and realized how much I’d grown.

    What other blessings can come when you follow God’s will?

    1. You can find answers to questions.
      Read Kade M’s story.
    2. You can increase your desire to follow the Savior.
      Read Chase G.’s story.
    3. You can feel peace in making decisions.
      Read Katie G.’s story.
    4. You can find strength to stand for what’s right even when it’s not popular.
      Read Annie B.’s story.
    5. You’ll find that the Lord has better things in store for you.
      Read Mekeli H.’s story.

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