"A good woman must constantly resist alluring and deceptive messages from many sources telling her that she is entitled to more time away from her responsibilities and that she deserves a life of greater ease and independence. But with personal revelation, she can prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently.
The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life." ("And Upon Thy Handmaiden in those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit" Julie B. Beck, April 2010)
FOR THE POWER IS IN THEM, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.
(Doctrine & Covenants 58:26-27)
Isn't that SO powerful?
Women, we have great power within us.
We have power to teach, to love, to organize, to create, to lead, and to give relief.
For years I have tried to learn the art of nurturing. I have wrestled with my own natural tendencies, with the philosophy of the world, and with physical and mental opposition. I believe that there is opposition in every good thing. I also believe that the power is IN us to do more good than we know. We are not victims, we are agents, free to act and with great access to heavenly help.
Today I am adding my voice to that which has been testified by many who live lives of quiet service. Wealth, fame and ease are not the hallmarks of a successful life.
Today I am remembering that I am not a victim I am powerful to act. The power I need does not come from external sources, I already have it, I just need to access it.