Yes, I think you can have a testimony as you continue to experience things today that help you stay close to the spirit and close to God. Perhaps you have unique challenges with this, and perhaps those weaknesses help you learn and become strong in ways that you could not without your situation. But is it possible to stay strong and have a testimony? Yes, I think it is.Mkfly wrote:so my question is without my past can I have a testimony? Without experiences can I be strong?
These are some good thoughts as well to reflect on today about where you are and how you feel and how you experience church daily.Mkfly wrote:My memory issue has really made me begin to think about who I am and am I growing. Someone earlier said to just be a good person. This is not hard to do, but I cant bench mark my progress. Maybe that is the logical side of me wanting validity.
Perhaps something God wants you to learn is to let go of benchmarking progress, and as Sam and others mention, look at how you live the gospel today.
I think we often want validity...and that is OK. But perhaps we can learn to have faith to be acceptable to God as we are now, even in the absence of validity by measures of success we think are important, or measures of acceptance from others.
I think you may have opportunities to feel at peace when you reflect on these questions you have and how you feel about it. I think many of us can, in many different circumstances, these questions are good ones to wrestle with.
Welcome to the site. I look forward to learning more from your posts.