1.29.2014

Happiness is not what we do for fun, but what we do for God

Willing and worthy to serve
"When that same call comes to you and to me, what will be our response? Will we murmur, as did Laman and Lemuel, and say, “This is a hard thing required of us”? Or will we, with Nephi, individually declare, “I will go. I will do”? Will we be willing to serve and to obey?
At times the wisdom of God appears as being foolish or just too difficult, but one of the greatest and most valuable lessons we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right.
When I think of the word duty and how performing our duty can enrich our lives and the lives of others, I recall the words penned by a renowned poet and author:
  I slept and dremt
  That life was joy
  I awoke and saw
  That life was duty
  I acted and behold
  Duty was joy.
Robert Louis Stevenson put it another way. Said he, “I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work.”
As we perform our duties and exercise our priesthood, we will find true joy. We will experience the satisfaction of having completed our tasks."

1 comment:

Ekadasi Newton said...

I tell others what I shall do and they tell me I am foolish or that I am spreading myself out too thin and that I won't tackle it. Impossible? HA!!! Watch Me! I can still boast a 100% success rate, though I do not boast for myself. I boast for my God, for he is the reason why I am so successful.