Latter-day Saint Life

3 Things to Remind Yourself When Those Around You are Struggling

I used to think that I was some kind of modern-day superhero. Not the kind that wears a cape, but more like a person that fixes everyone else’s problems. In my leadership roles, I noticed those that were struggling and would either 1. Beat myself up that they made choices that lead to unhappiness or 2. Wonder how I could keep everyone happy all the time. I wanted to save everyone.

It wasn’t until my second year of college, that I understood how damaging this mindset is. I was sitting across from my institute teacher expressing my concerns for different people in my life, when he said firmly, “Moriah, you can’t save anyone. Only the Savior can do that.”

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