Am I Ready?
By Kaitlyn
“Looking forward with an eternal perspective gives one hope, a reason to look up and feel gratitude for even the smallest bit of light.” Rosemary M. Wixom
The past few months have been insane. Everything has happened so fast. I was accepted to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. After much prayer and consideration, I decided to attend the U of U and was accepted into the NEAP program. I also decided to live on campus, to enroll in Institute, and to apply for a job at the University Hospital. I graduated high school and seminary. I turned eighteen and last week I attended Relief Society (the organization for adult women in my faith and also the largest women’s organization in the world) for the first time.
During these past few months I have been pondering the many questions that are coupled with these monumental events and milestones. What does my future look like? Who will I meet? What kind of person am I going to be? Who will I date? Did I prepare enough? Am I ready?

These questions, unfortunately, left me feeling inadequate and confused. I worried and worried about not knowing the answer to these questions until I received an answer to my wondering, to my prayers.

The personal revelation I received assured me that I DO know what my future looks like and that I DO know what kind of person I am going to be:

  • I am a daughter of God. I know where I came from, what I’m doing here, and where I’m going.
  • I know that I want to bring others to Christ.
  • I know that I want to fall in love with a worthy man who honors his priesthood.
  • I know that I want to get married in the temple.
  • I know that I want to accept the divine calling of being a mom.
  • I know that I want to return to Him.

And by knowing that, I am content. I know that all the other details will fall into place if I work towards these goals and continue to have an eternal perspective.

I am ready.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Marilyn Reply

    Maturity comes in increments. That was a big jump for you. Such a big year and so many decisions. I like your method, prayer. You can never go wrong when you rely on Heavenly Father’s plan for you. Good job in finding your way. Thanks for sharing your journey.

  2. Bro. KJ Reply

    You are one of the most prepared daughters of God I know.
    I have every confidence that the Lord is preparing you for
    Great Things. Good Luck in all you do, and the changes you
    are experiencing.

  3. Christa Zander Reply

    What you decided is totally the right way. Everything will fall in place if we lean on our father in heaven. Your plan is wonderfully outlined. Stick with it.

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