There are many teachings from Nephi in the Book of Mormon that can give special insights, direction, and instruction for single members in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This brief article will review three particular lessons from Nephi that you can hopefully apply to your life. Please review and enjoy:
Lessons from Nephi:
1) You can do anything you are commanded to do. That includes your callings, keeping the commandments, your search for a spouse, and anything else the Lord wants you to do. When Nephi and his brothers initially failed to get the brass plates from Laban, Laman and Lemuel wanted to return back to their father in the wilderness empty handed without the plates. Nephi refused and still had faith that the task could be accomplished with the Lord’s help, which he then went on to do successfully. You too can accomplish anything the Lord wants you to do with his help.
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.
--I Nephi 3:7
2) After Nephi broke his bow while hunting for food for his family, he set the standard for how to get help during challenge and adversity. This same approach can be applied to approaching dating and searching for a mate. Nephi built a new bow (put in the work needed to hunt), prayed for guidance for where to hunt (to get guidance and inspiration), and then followed the direction of the Lord for where to hunt (acted on the inspiration). In that way, this is the same general pattern singles can follow to find a future marriage to a member, hopefully in the temple at some point. Faith without works is dead, and works without faith is dead (see James 2:17, 26).
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