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If she could go back in time, what advice would Sister Michelle D. Craig of the Young Women General Presidency give to her 16-year-old self?

“I would tell her that there are times in all of our lives that are difficult, that life isn’t always easy,” said Sister Craig in a May 3 breakout session of BYU Women’s Conference. “I would tell her she will have heartaches and heartbreaks—both physical and spiritual challenges—but that she can and will find joy in every season.”

The first bit of advice the First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency shared was to discover and live true to divine assignments.

Each person has a divine nature, purpose, and errand uniquely suited to him or her. Sister Craig taught, “With Christ as our example, each of us needs to find, and then finish, the work which our Heavenly Father has given us to do—not what He has given my neighbor across the street to do.”

When each person does his or her imperfect best to “prayerfully discover and live true to the divine assignments that we have been given, all things will work together for our good,” she said.

Second, is to “find joy in our circumstances.”

Joy in the journey comes not only from anticipating a reunion with loving Heavenly Parents, but also when one has “eyes to see and ears to hear the beauty and goodness of our everyday circumstances,” even when those circumstances might be challenging, she said.

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