Read the full chapter here: 2 Nephi 3
And now, Joseph, my last-born, whom I have brought out of the wilderness of mine afflictions . . .2 Nephi 3:3
Recognize your blessings even in the midst of your difficulties.
What blessings has the Lord given you in the midst of difficult times? How has this helped you grow into the person you are now? How are they helping you become the divine being He wants you to be?
. . . the confounding of false doctrines . . .2 Nephi 3:12
Confound false doctrines in your own beliefs.
What things do you believe which are not actually founded on true doctrine? Do you know how to find them out? Do you know how to undo them?
. . . that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.2 Nephi 3:12
Do you know the teachings of the Bible and the Book of Mormon well enough to establish peace in your own heart, in your family, and in the world around you?
. . . and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded . . .2 Nephi 3:14
When someone seeks to undermine your faith in the Lord, trust in the Prophet Joseph Smith, and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints search for the answers which confound their reasoning. They do exist.
Have you ever let a seemingly “unanswered question” get in the way of your faith and peace? Did you leave it at that? Or did you go searching for the answers?
And they shall cry from the dust; yea, even repentance unto their brethren, even after many generations have gone by them.2 Nephi 3:20
What have you recently changed in your way of thinking, believing, or acting to be more in line with the way God wants you to think, believe, and act?