quotes tagged with 'purpose'

What am I doing here?

Author: Rimbaud Writing Home from Ethiopia, Source: Looking Glass WarsSaved by l1nds4y in destination purpose travel 1 week ago[save this] [permalink]

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Author: Ben Franklin , Source: Resources for Science Learning Saved by AmandaBlue in purpose time procrastination wiseman puttingthingsoff 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in purpose anonymous EDS dedicated 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Young people with an itch for fame should be encouraged not only to excel at something, but also to care for something- their music, their acting, their cause- more than themselves.

Author: Gene Veith, Source: Gene VeithSaved by wordlovergirl in life fame purpose actor singer 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If you feel you have been wronged—by anyone (a family member, a friend, another member of the Church, a Church leader, a business associate) or by anything (the death of a loved one, health problems, a financial reversal, abuse, addictions)—deal with the matter directly and with all the strength you have. “Hold on thy way” (D&C 122:9); giving up is not an option. And, without delay, turn to the Lord. Exercise all of the faith you have in Him. Let Him share your burden. Allow His grace to lighten your load. We are promised that we will “suffer no manner of afflictions, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ” (Alma 31:38). Never let an earthly circumstance disable you spiritually.


His most exemplary act, the Atonement, required Jesus to descend “below all things” (D&C 88:6) and suffer “the pains of all men” (2 Nephi 9:21). Thus we understand the Atonement has broader purpose than providing a means to overcome sin. This greatest of all earthly accomplishments gives the Savior the power to fulfill this promise: “If ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence . . . , if ye do this, he will . . . deliver you out of bondage” (Mosiah 7:33).

Author: Elder Donald L. Hallstrom , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1207-25,00....Saved by mlsscaress in faith purpose circumstance grace overcome deliver holdonthyway turntothelord pains 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

But Shakespeare was wrong—“To be, or not to be” is not the question at all. There are other options beyond that simple contradiction. For my taste, I’d have Hamlet turn to the audience and say: “Knowing that I am a child of God, what need I do and be to live up to this potential? That is the question.” Now, I understand that such an edit would hopelessly ruin one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time. Nevertheless, if I were writing a script for you, that is how I would word it.


Think of where you came from. You are sons and daughters of the greatest, most glorious being in the universe. He loves you with an infinite love. He wants the best for you. Do you think our Father in Heaven wants you to feel depressed and sad? He wants no such thing. He has provided the commandments, which are the royal road to a life of purpose, peace, and joy. All we need to do is follow it. Knowing and living God’s commandments really do lead to fulfillment and to joy.


Our destiny is greater than we can imagine. If only we understood who we are and what is in store for us, our hearts would overflow with such gratitude and happiness that it would enlighten even the darkest sorrows with the light and love of God, our Heavenly Father. The next time you feel unhappy, remember where you came from and where you are going. Rather than focus on things that dampen your thoughts with sorrow, choose to focus on those things that fill your soul with hope. You will realize that these things are always connected to serving God and our fellowmen. Remember that the Lord has given you His word in the scriptures. Pray earnestly to Him; talk with Him daily. Learn of Him, and walk in His way. Serve God and serve your fellowmen.


Remember that there is “a time to weep” but also “a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” (Ecclesiastes 3:4). If your heart has been heavy for a while, perhaps it is time to allow the light of the Son of God into your heart. I plead with you—just look into the water and see your true reflection! Realize the purpose for which you were created! Lift your face toward the far horizon!

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=81e3f5...Saved by mlsscaress in potential happiness destiny pray hope purpose service choose knowing enlighten 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For example, evolution’s beautiful theory of the creation of the world offers many perplexing problems to the inquiring mind. Inevitably, a teacher who denies divine agency in creation, who insists there is no intelligent purpose in it, will infest the student with the thought that all may be chance. I say, that no youth should be so led without a counterbalancing thought. Even the skeptic teacher should be fair enough to see that even Charles Darwin, when he faced this great question of annihilation, that the creation is dominated only by chance wrote: “It is an intolerable thought that man and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long, continued slow progress.” And another good authority, Raymond West, said, “Why this vast [expenditure] of time and pain and blood?” Why should man come so far if he’s destined to go no farther? A creature that travels such distances and fought such battles and won such victories deserves what we are compelled to say, “To conquer death and rob the grave of its victory

Author: David O. McKay, Source: “A message for LDS College Youth,” speech to BYU studentbody, Oct. 10, 1952, p. 6-7Saved by Doc in religion agency life creation science purpose evolution progression eternal potention 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are three parts to the plan. You are in the second or the middle part, the one in which you will be tested by temptation, by trials, perhaps by tragedy....


Remember this! The line ‘And they all lived happily ever after’ is never written into the second act [of a play]. That line belongs in the third act, when the mysteries are solved and everything is put right. …


Until you have a broad perspective of the eternal nature of [the plan], you won’t make much sense out of the inequities in life. Some are born with so little and others with so much. Some are born in poverty, with handicaps, with pain, with suffering. Some experience premature death, even innocent children. There are the brutal, unforgiving forces of nature and the brutality of man to man. We have seen a lot of that recently.


Do not suppose that God willfully causes that which, for His own purposes, he permits. When you know the plan and the purpose of it all, even these things will manifest a loving Father in Heaven.

Author: President Boyd K. Packer, Source: The Play and the Plan [satellite broadcast, 7 May 1995], 1–2Saved by mlsscaress in experience purpose play temptation mortality plan trials perspective eternal afterlife 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Each of us should apply that principle to our attitudes in attending church. Some say “I didn’t learn anything today” or “No one was friendly to me” or “I was offended” or “The Church is not filling my needs.” All those answers are self-centered, and all retard spiritual growth.


In contrast, a wise friend wrote:


“Years ago, I changed my attitude about going to church. No longer do I go to church for my sake, but to think of others. I make a point of saying hello to people who sit alone, to welcome visitors, . . . to volunteer for an assignment. . . . 


“In short, I go to church each week with the intent of being active, not passive, and making a positive difference in people’s lives. Consequently, my attendance at Church meetings is so much more enjoyable and fulfilling.”


All of this illustrates the eternal principle that we are happier and more fulfilled when we act and serve for what we give, not for what we get.

Author: Elder Dallin H. Oaks , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1032-29,00....Saved by mlsscaress in happiness worship give purpose service friendship effort growth sunday act intent unselfish fulfilling 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"We knew before we were born that we were coming to the earth for bodies and experience and that we would have joys and sorrows, ease and pain, comforts and hardships, health and sickness, successes and disappointments, and we knew also that after a period of life we would die. We accepted all these eventualities with a glad heart, eager to accept both the favorable and unfavorable. We eagerly accepted the chance to come earthward even though it might be for only a day or a year. Perhaps we were not so much concerned whether we should die of disease, of accident, or of senility. We were willing to take life as it came and as we might organize and control it, and this without murmur, complaint, or unreasonable demands"
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Faith Precedes the Miracle, 106Saved by dyejo in life purpose existence temporal 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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