Do you ever get the feeling there is more?

Do you ever get the feeling that there is more?
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Without going into my own patriarchal blessing, I want to share my testimony of patience. When I received my blessing, I didn’t understand it much.
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As I received my written copy, I read it over and over. In it, it had a lot of statements that really blew my mind as a teenager, AND they still do as a 34-year-old man.
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My blessing was extraordinary—not that others aren’t but mine was different. My patriarch was my Uncle. With permission, he flew from the Midwest and performed not only mine, but both of my brother’s blessings. I’ll never forget the experience.
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As I have read and re-read my blessing over the years, I have come to understand many of the statements made. I have also had personal witnesses to fortify my testimony of that blessing.
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There is a statement and a blessing within it that has kept me hungry for the Gospel. It’s always steered me to be the best that I can be. The information has made me work harder than I ever would have (At least that’s the way I see it).
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What is it though that makes our patriarchal blessing so incredibly special?
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A patriarchal blessing provides us with inspired direction from the Lord. We learn of our lineage in the house of Israel and we are blessed with personal counsel from the Lord. A patriarchal blessing will guide, bless, protect and comfort you in times of need.
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There is that statement in my blessing that has taken me and guided me further than I ever thought imaginable; however, I know it still isn’t fulfilled—It’s what keeps me on the straight and narrow. I’m not about to give up. Why? Because I want that blessing.
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What is it that feeds those deep desires of our heart and spirit to keep going?
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Elder Bednar made the following statement in 2008, “The Holy Ghost fuels that curiosity and spirit of inquiry.”
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That is precisely why—Since I was a young boy, the Holy Ghost has done just that for me. I know when He is present and when He is fueling my curiosity and spirit of inquiry. It’s another way I know my Heavenly Father is speaking to me.
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Be patient and diligent. The spirit will teach you what’s next as you hearken to your blessing.
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Hear Him!

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