“My life’s journey is different from yours. Each of you could teach me much from your experiences of submitting your will to the Lord’s as you earnestly seek to know His will for you. We can rejoice together in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, gratefully acknowledging the blessing of having a testimony of the Savior and His Atonement for each of us. This I know our individual efforts to become instruments in the hands of God have not been easy and have stretched us spiritually, enriching our mortal journeys in the most personal, glorious ways. . .
“May the Lord bless each of you in your personal quest to know His will for you and to submit your will to His. . . . Our individual will ‘is the only possession which is truly ours to give’ (Ensign, Nov. 1995, 24).”