quotes tagged with 'fulfillment'

I may, I suppose, regard myself as a relatively successful man.  People occasionally stare at me in the streets: that’s fame.  I can fairly easily earn enough to qualify for admission to the highest lopes of the internal revenue.  That’s success.    Furnished with money and even a little fame, even the elderly if they care to may partake of trendy diversions.  That’s pleasure.  It might happen once in a while that  something I said or wrote was sufficiently headed for me to persuade myself that it represented a serious impact on our time.  That’s fulfillment.  Yet I say to you and beg you to believe me.  Multiply these tiny triumphs by a million, add them all together, and they are nothing – less than nothing – a positive impediment measured against one draft of that Living Water Christ offers to the spiritually thirsty, irrespective of who or what they are.

Author: Malcolm Muggeridge, Source: from "Jesus Rediscovered," as quoted by Ravi Zacharias in "Understanding the Spirit of the Age"Saved by ImaWriterIII in success pleasure fame christianity fulfillment malcolmmuggeridge rzquotes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If we aim at self-fulfillment, we shall never be fulfilled. If we aim at education, we shall never become educated. If we aim at salvation, we shall never be saved. These things are indirect, supreme results of doing something else; and the something else is service, it is righteousness, it is trying to do the right thing, the thing that needs to be done at each moment.

Author: Arthur Henry King, Source: The Abundance of the Heart, p. 255Saved by thomasfold in education salvation service fulfillment 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I realize now that such little tiffs are not uncommon in the early stages of most marriages. However, I believe they are representative of the many obstacles that can frequently interfere with the tremendous potential for fulfillment and happiness that exists in an eternal marriage, potential that too often goes unrealized.

Author: Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in potential happiness marriage reality differences obstacles fulfillment 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Don't only evaluate the potential downside of action. It is equally important to measure the atrocious cost of inaction. If you don't pursue those things that excite you, where will you be in one year, five years, and ten years? How will you feel having allowed circumstance to impose itself upon you and having allowed ten more years of your finite life to pass doing what you know will not fulfill you? If you telescope out 10 years and know with 100% certainty that it is a path of disappointment and regret, and if we define risk as the "likelihood of an irreversible negative outcome," inaction is the greatest risk of all.
Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p. 47Saved by mlsscaress in success action failure price passion risk circumstance disappointment cost inaction regret fulfillment excite 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Everything has a price. There is a price to pay for success, fulfillment, accomplishment, and joy. There are no freebies. If you don’t pay the price that is needed for success, you will pay the price of failure. Preparation, work, study, and service are required to achieve and find happiness. Disobedience and lack of preparation carry a terrible price tag.
Author: President James E. Faust, Source: The Devil’s Throat, Ensign, May 2003, 51. http://www.lds.org/l...Saved by mlsscaress in preparation success happiness work failure price service accomplishment joy study fulfillment achieve 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Apostle Peter testified that “the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering” toward us (2 Peter 3:9). In this age of one-hour dry cleaning and one-minute fast-food franchises, it may at times seem to us as though a loving Heavenly Father has misplaced our precious promises or He has put them on hold or filed them under the wrong name. Such were the feelings of Rachel.

But with the passage of time, we encounter four of the most beautiful words in holy writ: “And God remembered Rachel” (Genesis 30:22). And she was blessed with the birth of Joseph and later the birth of Benjamin. There are millions on earth today who are descendants of Joseph who have embraced the Abrahamic promise that through their efforts “shall all the families of the earth be blessed, even with the blessings of the Gospel, which are the blessings of salvation, even of life eternal” (Abraham 2:11).

When heaven’s promises sometimes seem afar off, I pray that each of us will embrace these exceeding great and precious promises and never let go. And just as God remembered Rachel, God will remember you. I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ
Author: Elder Spencer J. Condie - Of the Seventy, Source: Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises. October 2007 ...Saved by mlsscaress in remember society promises impatience fulfillment slack fastfood pace Abrahamicpromise 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Those who are sealed in holy temples and who faithfully keep their covenants will receive God’s glory, which “shall be a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever” (D&C 132:19).

Sometimes, in our earthly impatience, we may lose sight of the Lord’s precious promises and disconnect our obedience from the fulfillment of these promises. The Lord has declared:

“Who am I, saith the Lord, that have promised and have not fulfilled?

“I command and men obey not; I revoke and they receive not the blessing.

“Then they say in their hearts: This is not the work of the Lord, for his promises are not fulfilled. But wo unto such, for their reward lurketh beneath, and not from above” (D&C 58:31–33).
Author: Elder Spencer J. Condie - Of the Seventy, Source: Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises. October 2007 ...Saved by mlsscaress in obedience patience covenants promises fulfillment 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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