This past month or so I have been thinking a lot about Latter-day Saint women who put their time, effort, and energy toward being a disciple of Christ. This looks different for every woman in the Church. For some of us, it might be simply saying our prayers in the morning and deciding to open our scriptures each day—even when we don’t feel like it. For others, it might be serving a friend or family member we are worried about and are trying to lift. Whatever the case may be, I think we experience all of these things, just at different times and in different places.
One of the most beautiful aspects to me about being a woman in the Church is that you cannot find two of us that are exactly alike. We have different perspectives and experiences. We come from different backgrounds and upbringings. But we face a lot of the same challenges. We compare, thinking someone else is prettier or smarter or more put together than we are. We wonder if we can keep going when we feel too tired to wake up in the morning. And at times, we stretch ourselves too thinly because we love so much.
But we are also all the same in that we are disciples of Jesus Christ. And we follow Him, each and every one of us, in the best way we can.
Below are a few of my thoughts I’ve been pondering recently about who we are as Latter-day Saint women and collectively what makes us beautiful. These thoughts have been inspired by female leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I’ve so enjoyed sharing them on the Instagram account for Magnify, a community of women who cheer, inspire, and embolden each other to use their influence to help fill the world with Christ's love. I hope this community and the words shared within it inspires a few of you, too, as you travel down your own personal path of discipleship.