But how can I possibly make a difference?
There aren't enough hours in the day!
I don't have the time, energy, means, or influence to make a dent.
It feels like fighting an uphill battle, and that's exhausting.
Like David fighting Goliath, or rather, like a goldfish fighting a dragon. Impossible.
It's times like these that I have to stop, pray, and remind myself that I don't have to save the world. Sometimes all I can do at this stage of my life is focus on being a good mother. I can't change the world, but I can affect the lives of these innocent children that the Lord has placed in my care.
I can teach my children that they are children of God.
I can teach them to be responsible and respectful.
I can teach them the Gospel and the joy that it can bring.
I can teach them about Christ and the peace that the Atonement can bring.
I can teach them to give service and be examples for good.
I can teach them the value of having high morals and standards.
I can teach them to stay close to the Savior and follow His prophet.
I can teach them that when they feel discouraged or have temptations, questions, or trials, that they should turn to their Heavenly Father in prayer and read His words in the scriptures.
I don't have to fight Goliath. I just have to equip my children to fight the metaphorical goliaths that they will encounter in this tumultuous world. And Heavenly Father will help me to do that, so I don't have to be so scared.