When at first you don’t succeed, try again. 

Nephi, a prophet in The Book of Mormon, helps us see that we need to keep trying. The Lord commanded them to get the plates from Laban and their first attempt failed. His brothers were ready to give up, but here is what Nephi says:

15 But behold I said unto them that: As the Lord liveth, and as we live, we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord hath commanded us.

1 Nephi 3:15

I love Nephi’s attitude here! How often do we try to do something and give up after an initial setback? Probably all too often. Let us press forward with faith and do all that we can in our power, even when things don’t work out like we would expect. 

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