This is a talk that my niece wrote. Great job Autumn!
I have been asked to give a talk on Individual Worth. Individual Worth is our worth and importance. Some things that we do, we know we are good at. But other times we see possibilities in others, but do not ever dream of the possibilities within ourselves. We need to realize that we are special and that Heavenly Father gives us the gospel to help us be the best we can be. At times when we feel alone, or that we are nothing that is not the case. D&C 18:9 states, “Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of god.”
Some people that come to mind when I think of Individual Worth are Abinidi, and Nephi. They both realized what they were meant to do. Abinidi knew he was to help share the gospel, even if he wasn’t there to witness it change the lives of others. Nephi wouldn’t give up and no matter what he tried to follow the lord’s commandments. They knew who they were, but they can’t find out who we are for us; we must find that out by ourselves, with the gospel as our guide.
To help us realize our worth, and our place, we must work for it. For one we must gain a testimony. As you establish good, spiritual habits like going to church, reading personal and family scriptures, saying your prayers everyday, going to young women’s or young men’s, and working to be your best, your testimony will grow. Another very important thing to help you is to seek help from others who share the same standards and also from your Heavenly Father. We need to pray to our Heavenly Father, and he will help us through the spirit. He knows us better than anyone else. When we pray he will give us comfort. This comfort lets us know that he really cares about us and we are special.
I was talking with my aunt’s mom about life recently. Somewhere in the conversation we began to talk about how hard it is to know ourselves in this world. She told me about a friend of hers who is a teacher. Years ago her friend would always try to find the LDS kids because she knew they would set good standards. Now she says the saddest thing is that she can’t tell the members apart from the non members anymore.
We need to stand out and show our worth, that we are children of God. That we have standards and then let people know them. I testify that we are of good worth. Don’t become worldly and listen to the people that try and make you change. Only listen to your Heavenly Father. When you realize you are special, then opinions of others won’t really matter, because only his opinion matters and you will know you are a child of god.
I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.