I've come to the conclusion that a testimony is like a puzzle. In many many ways. For one, a testimony takes time to build and a puzzle takes time to complete. Sometimes the pieces get lost
and are often times found upon dedicated searching. They take time to find and you have to have patience. If you have nothing but ONE piece of the puzzle then it is easy to add on to. If you have a picture of what the puzzle should look like (or someone
else's testimony to lean on) then building and putting together the puzzle can be a little more simple. Different pieces represent different elements of the gospel such as forever families, the temple, the holy ghost, tithing Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father etc... those things don't come all at once but rather they come one by one, little by little. Sometimes you hold that piece near and dear but you can't quite figure out exactly where it fits in the puzzle, and that Is okay. Everything will eventually piece together. If you only have one piece of that puzzle don't fret, for the rest Is surely to come. All you need is the solid foundation of one piece to build off of. One piece can get you to forever. Your testimony will never fail you if you keep working as hard as you can to complete the puzzle. The last piece to your puzzle (or the completion of your puzzle) won't come until you reach exaltation, but that's what this life is all about. This life is about working toward completing our puzzle. We have to work towards it and it is a never ending process that needs to continue until the very end. Don't forget your puzzle and let it sit a float. Constantly refer to your puzzle and I promise it will always grow. "Line by line, precept upon precept. Here a little there a little until the very end."
Don't lose your pieces. Keep them together and then you'll see how the whole picture comes together.