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[Title] Step Forward in Faith
[Kicker] Taking a step closer to Christ can be hard, but as we act in faith, he gives us strength.
[Highlights of the source article]
Do you want to live with Heavenly Father again? Do you have faith that you will reach that
goal?
Elder Randall K. Bennett [https://www.lds.org/church/leader/randall-k-bennett?
lang=eng&role=06] of the Seventy [https://www.lds.org/church/leaders/quorums-of-the-seventy?
lang=eng] heard these questions asked to faithful Latter-day Saints and was sad to see that
although enthusiastic about the first question, very few believed in the second. In his October
2015 general conference talk “Your Next Step,” [https://www.lds.org/generalconference/2015/10/your-next-step?lang=eng] Elder Bennett gives us three principles that will
help us move toward our goal:

Become as a Child
Like a child learning to walk, get up and keep trying every time you fall. Keep focused
on the loving arms leading you on and waiting to embrace you.

Act in Faith
As we show the Lord we are willing to act in faith, he doesn’t just match that willingness
—he exceeds it with blessings! The Lord not only guides us to the steps we need to take; he also
guides us through them.

Overcome the Natural Man
Avoid procrastinating repentance [https://www.lds.org/topics/repentance?lang=eng] and
giving up when you make mistakes. Elder Bennett notes that when we see a gap between who we
are and who we want to be, it can be easy to lose faith and hope. We won’t lose that hope if we
remember that we don’t have to do it alone—we have Christ [https://www.lds.org/topics/jesuschrist?lang=eng] and his Atonement [https://www.lds.org/topics/atonement-of-jesus-christ?
lang=eng].
As Elder Bennett puts it, “We fail only if we fail to take another faithful step forward. We will
not, we cannot, fail if we are faithfully yoked to the Savior—He who has never failed and will
never fail us!”
[Link to the source article] Read the rest of Elder Bennett’s talk “Your Next Step”
[https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/10/your-next-step?lang=eng ] to learn how you
can step forward in faith toward Heavenly Father and the Savior.
You can also read the rest of this talk in the Ensign [https://www.lds.org/ensign/2015/11/generalpriesthood-session/your-next-step?lang=eng] or Liahona

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[https://www.lds.org/liahona/2015/11/general-priesthood-session/your-next-step?lang=eng]
magazines.
Source: lds.org [http://www.lds.org]
[Byline] –Tiana Cole, Mormon Insights
Find more insights
Read what Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has to say about making important decisions in faith in his
talk “Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence.” [https://www.lds.org/ensign/2000/03/castnot-away-therefore-your-confidence?lang=eng]
Find out how to build your faith through hard times in Elder Richard G. Scott’s talk “The
Sustaining Power of Faith in Times of Uncertainty and Testing.”
[https://www.lds.org/liahona/2003/05/the-sustaining-power-of-faith-in-times-of-uncertainty-andtesting?lang=eng]
Hear President Boyd K. Packer encourage you to “Look Forward to Your Future.”
[https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2011-10-1035-look-forward-to-your-future?
category=standards-standards/go-forward-with-faith-standards&lang=eng]
Watch Elder L. Tom Perry invite youth and young adults to “Go Forward with Faith.”
[https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2011-12-12-message-from-elder-l-tom-perry?
category=standards-standards/go-forward-with-faith-standards&lang=eng]
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