God has a plan for you
Your life didn’t start the day you were born. Your story goes back to when you were in heaven, where you existed as a spirit with God and the rest of His children. As your Heavenly Father, God loves you and wants you to be with Him, but He has expectations for all of His family to meet before they return to Him. In order for us to gain understanding and to mature, God knew that we needed certain experiences in mortal life—we needed to receive a physical body and have the chance to face challenges, make choices, and prove our spiritual capacity and integrity. God’s plan is not random. It is carefully designed to give you the experiences you need to return to Him again as a better person. As the Bible explains, “This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).