On Saturday, February 17th, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson addressed young adults in Las Vegas, Nevada at a fireside. The prophet emphasized avoiding distraction and temptation, knowing who you really are, having a purpose, and mastering divine laws.
He began his address using a parable to emphasize that “your ultimate safety in this life lies in never taking the first enticing step toward going where you should not go and doing what you should not do.”
The prophet explained that as human beings we all have appetites necessary for our survival. “These appetites are absolutely essential for the perpetuation of life. So, what does the adversary do?” He asked. “He attacks us through our appetites. He tempts us to eat things we should not eat, to drink things we should not drink, and to love as we should not love!”
“One of the most important things you need to learn in life is to know who you really are,” President Nelson said. He encouraged his audience to learn about their parents, grandparents and other forebears down their genealogical lines. Most importantly, he said they should know their ultimate identity.
“Know that you are an elect son or daughter of God, created in His very image,” President Nelson said.