While reading an article from this month's Ensign (Meaningful Teaching at Home, by Darren E. Schmidt), I was touched as he quoted these words by Elder Neal A. Maxwell:
“The same God that placed that star in a precise orbit millennia before it appeared over Bethlehem in celebration of the birth of the Babe has given at least equal attention to placement of each of us in precise human orbits so that we may, if we will, illuminate the landscape of our individual lives, so that our light may not only lead others but warm them as well.” (That My Family Should Partake 1974, 86.)
Do I have confidence that I really am placed in a precise orbit? Is my influence really important?
Each moment of my day I want look to God and find out what He wants me to do in my personal orbit-- especially the orbit of my own little family. He knows exactly why He placed me where He did and what I should do in every situation. I must trust in His knowledge and gain confidence and courage in each challenge--tiny or seemingly insurmountable.