Becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ is not always easy. Often times, it takes a great amount of work and courage to stand up for the gospel and follow our Savior.
In a recent Facebook post, President Russell M. Nelson shared what we can do to become true disciples of Jesus Christ and how these things set us apart from the rest of the world.
True disciples of Jesus Christ are willing to stand out, speak up, and be different from the people of the world. They are undaunted, devoted, and courageous. I learned of such disciples during a recent assignment in Mexico, where I met with government officials as well as leaders of other religious denominations. Each thanked me for our members’ heroic and successful efforts to protect and preserve strong marriages and families in their country.
There is nothing easy or automatic about becoming such powerful disciples. Our focus must be riveted on the Savior and His gospel. It is mentally rigorous to strive to look unto Him in every thought. But when we do, our doubts and fears flee.