How I Want To Spend My Life

I think about how precious this life is, every moment of it. I think about how I waste it with the frivolous, and no so important. I have been thinking about how I need to change that. Just as President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said in the Priesthood Session, in this last General Conference:

“We learned an important lesson: the fact that something is good is not always reason enough to require our time and resources. Our activities, initiatives, and plans should be inspired by and grounded upon the why of our priesthood service and not by any flashy trend or interest of the moment. Otherwise, they can distract our efforts, dilute our energy, and get us caught up in our own hobbies, spiritual or temporal, that are not at the center of discipleship.

Brethren, we all know that it takes self-discipline to remain focused on the matters that have the greatest power to increase our love for God and fellowman, invigorate marriages, strengthen families, and build the kingdom of God on earth. Like a fruit tree with an abundance of branches and leaves, our lives need regular pruning to ensure that we use our energy and time to accomplish our real purpose—to ‘bring forth good fruit’!”

“Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.” (Matthew 7: 17)

I think about how I am spending my life. I don’t ever want to feel “that awful fear of death which fills the breasts of all the wicked” (Mormon 6: 7). Rather I want to repent and do my Father’s, and my Savior’s will, because I love them. Instead, as I approach the end of my mortal ministry, I want to feel humbly confident that I have tried to do my best, that I might hear the words:

“Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25: 23)

This is what I previously wrote after reading Mormon 6:  Judgement Day Is Inevitable

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