The Pedigree Of Your Spirit Can Be Written On A Single Line

“However many generations in your mortal ancestry, no matter what race or people you represent, the pedigree of your spirit can be written on a single line. You are a child of God!”   -Boyd K. Packer

That quote is so powerful! It’s like every time I read it a little voice in my head whispers, “That’s it…that’s everything!!” It’s every reason to be believe in yourself, it’s every reason to be confident, it’s every reason to be good, its every reason to be brave, its every reason to know and believe that YOU ARE MEANT FOR GREATNESS!

I agree with what Maya Angelou’s thoughts when she stated:  “I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous.”

The more I have come to internalize what it means to truly be a child of God the more courageous I have become in my life. The more capable I feel, the more willing I am to stand for what’s right, and the less I fear the times I must stand alone. Because what I’ve come to realize is that we are never alone. We have a Father in Heaven who is there for us always. He’s always available to talk to. He’s always ready and willing to take us back with open arms regardless of what we’ve done in the past or how far away from Him we may have gotten. He knows and sees every ounce of our potential and He wants nothing more than to see us achieve it. He is there to help us succeed, not just in this life, but eternally. He loves us…unconditionally…because we are literally His child. 

Remember that single line…YOU are a child of God.

~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )

1 Comment

  • Heather Vogeley says:


    I have been following your blog for a few years. There are now 2 years of goal charts that I can see every day and I have been inspired many, many times. You are very admirable, but I must confess that there have been a few times that your words aggravate me – mainly because I don’t have anything to feel passionate towards. Sans passion is so sad, when you desire success. Until now…

    I have an idea for a business and am starting to get super excited, but I NEED DIRECTION! I need a step-by-step, almost bordering on hand-holding situation. I am good at homework. Do you have any books to recommend or any other direction?

    I am so excited!!! <<<>>

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