Earn your testimony.
Sometimes we need to lean on others for guidance, support, physical and spiritual strength. Our testimonies are no different; however, we eventually need to build our firm foundation.
Why should we be cautious about piggybacking off of someone else?
Because of the power of evil.
“… there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:24.)
We need to be firm in our own foundation!
We need to know how to move forward in times we are left alone or abandoned.
When we function in the realm of revelatory knowledge, we have our Heavenly Father to help us overcome all.
Elder David B. Haight made the following statement.
“To trust in God and heaven securely.” Wouldn’t there be a feeling of great security if you knew that your home produced sons and daughters who trust in God securely—really trust in him, believing in him and in his Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world?
In these times, it can be difficult to think clearly, to hold to a high degree of integrity and loyalty, and to maintain lofty ideals in a generation that seems to have lost its scale of values.
The current wave of permissiveness in many areas of our lives is being encouraged by false interpretations of our true, basic, moral principles.”
There will be times when we are disappointed and let down by someone. That someone could be a family member, church leader, good friend, or neighbor. If we base our testimony on humanity, we will fall with them.
Secure and reinforce your testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Art by Damir Krivenko