Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Your Reaction to Adversity

Did you ever listen to the talk that President Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave to the Young Women back in 2010? (Listen to it or read it here!) It was amazing and very sweet. He shared about how important it is for the young women in the world to realize that everyone goes through adversity, but that in the end, they can each find their "happily ever after" if they remain faithful. I love this talk and have reflected upon it many times.

One quote that really stuck out to me was: "It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop."

I have learned that lesson the hard way. I have reacted poorly to adversity and ended up having more trials, problems, and difficulties; on the other hand, I have reacted well to adversity and found some of my greatest blessings. I feel as though I am in my "happily ever after" now with my amazing husband and beautiful daughter.

How do you react to adversity? How has your life's story developed because of your reaction?

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  1. I know I haven't had as much adversity in my life as some have, and I know many people look at me and think my life is perfect, but the adversity I have had has really shaped me. I try to look at things and learn from them so that I can help others in the future. I know there are probably more trial coming in my life, but if I focus on having a strong testimony, I have hope that I can get through it with my standards intact!
    Thanks for the printables!

    1. Rebecca, thank YOU so much for sharing your thoughts and testimony. You're amazing. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks so much for the printable.....great for my lesson this week!

  3. Such a beautiful talk. Dieter F Uchdorf is one of my favorite people to listen to. I have faced horrific adversity in my life beginning from birth. His talks always inspire me and give me hope that the future I am working towards with my husband and kids will all work out for the best and how Heavenly Father wants it to. It may not be how we want it but we should accept his plan since we can't see the biggest picture.