quotes tagged with 'talents'

"The Lord does not expect that we do what we cannot achieve. The command to become perfect, as He is, encourages us to achieve the best of ourselves, to discover and develop the talents and attributes with which we are blessed by a loving Eternal Father, who invites us to realize our potential as children of God. He knows us; He knows of our capacities and our limitations. The invitation and challenge to become perfect, to achieve eternal life is for all mankind."

Author: Jorge F. Zeballos, Source: "Attempting the Impossible", Ensign, Nov 2009, 33–34Saved by ragogoni in courage attributes talents eternallife limitations perfectness capacities 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We ought to foster education and intelligence of every kind; cultivate literary tastes, and men of literary and scientific talent should improve that talent; and all should magnify the gifts which God has given unto them. … If there is anything good and praiseworthy in morals, religion, science, or anything calculated to exalt and ennoble man, we are after it. But with all our getting, we want to get understanding, and that understanding which flows from God.

Author: President John Taylor, Source: The Gospel Kingdom, sel. G. Homer Durham [1943], 277Saved by mlsscaress in education faith literature understanding cultivate intelligence talents morals seek 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make.

Author: Dan Zadra, Source: Whatever it takes quote bookSaved by osojen in achievement talents 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. 

Author: unknown, Source: Cheryl SmithSaved by osojen in talents 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Consecration (which encompasses sacrifice) is the giving of one’s time, talents, and means to care for those in need—whether spiritually or temporally—and in building the Lord’s kingdom. In welfare programs, members consecrate as they labor on production projects, share their professional talents, give a generous fast offering, and respond to ward and quorum service projects. They consecrate their time in their home or visiting teaching. We consecrate when we give of ourselves. (See “The False Gods We Worship”, International Magazines, August 1977.)
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: ‘And the Lord Called His People Zion’,” Tambuli, Dec 1984, 2. ...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice consecration time talents care selfless respond visitingteaching spiritually temporally labour fastoffering 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I encourage you to discover who you really are. I invite you to look beyond the daily routine of life. I urge you to discern through the spirit your divinely given capacities.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: unknownSaved by soeurane in discovery talents identity 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For you, my dear friends, the sky is the limit. You can be excellent in every way. You can be first class. There is no need for you to be a scrub. Respect yourself. Do not feel sorry for yourself. Do not dwell on unkind things others may say about you. Particularly, pay no attention to what some boy might say to demean you. He is no better than you. In fact, he has already belittled himself by his actions. Polish and refine whatever talents the Lord has given you. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life and look for its opportunities, and forever and always be loyal to the Church.

Never forget that you came to earth as a child of the divine Father, with something of divinity in your very makeup. The Lord did not send you here to fail. He did not give you life to waste it. He bestowed upon you the gift of mortality that you might gain experience—positive, wonderful, purposeful experience—that will lead to life eternal. He has given you this glorious Church, His Church, to guide you and direct you, to give you opportunity for growth and experience, to teach you and lead you and encourage you, to bless you with eternal marriage, to seal upon you a covenant between you and Him that will make of you His chosen daughter, one upon whom He may look with love and with a desire to help.
Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley , Source: How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream? April 2001 Confere...Saved by mlsscaress in experience smile heart purpose respect marriage growth talents demean divinity opportunities refine polish twinkle loyal 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Feminity is part of your inner beauty"


I wonder if you sisters fully understand the greatness of your gifts and talents and how all of you can achieve the “highest place of honor” in the Church and in the world. One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty. One of your particular gifts is your feminine intuition. Do not limit yourselves. As you seek to know the will of our Heavenly Father in your life and become more spiritual, you will be far more attractive, even irresistible. You can use your smiling loveliness to bless those you love and all you meet, and spread great joy. Femininity is part of the God-given divinity within each of you. It is your incomparable power and influence to do good. You can, through your supernal gifts, bless the lives of children, women, and men. Be proud of your womanhood. Enhance it. Use it to serve others.

Author: President James E. Faust, Source: lds.org (http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2...Saved by mlsscaress in strength influence creative humanity love service womanhood grace grace talents gifts capacity goodness spirituality sensitivity divinity dignity beauty unique gentle precious femininity delicacy radiance charm 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, write a sonnet, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, solve equations, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Author: Robert Heinlein, Source: http://dervala.net/2002/05/20/a-human-being-should-be/Saved by richardkmiller in talents specialization renaissance multifaceted 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Selflessness is righteousness. It embraces the true spirit of companionship. It is the very essence of friendship. It is the portrayer of true love and oneness in humanity. Its reward is the freeing of the soul, a nearness to divinity, a worthiness for the companionship of the Spirit. Every requirement that God’s plan for our salvation places upon us is based on the giving of one’s self.

The only way under the heavens whereby a person can be sanctified is in selfless service.

Where the proper focus on gospel-centered, selfless service is not developed, selfishness takes over. Of all influences that cause men to choose wrong, selfishness is undoubtedly the strongest. Where it is, the Spirit is not. Talents go unshared, the needs of the poor unrequited, the weak unstrengthened, the ignorant untaught, and the lost unrecovered.

Selfishness, viewed in its true sense, is the absence of empathy and compassion, the abandonment of brotherhood, the rejection of God’s plan, the isolation of one’s soul.
Author: Elder William R. Bradford, Source: “Selfless Service,” Ensign, Nov 1987, 75: http://www.lds.org/...Saved by mlsscaress in salvation humanity service focus brotherhood talents sanctification 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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