Daily Reminder on Work and Self-Reliance: #14 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, commit to work hard to achieve my goals.

“Heavenly Father has given you gifts and talents and knows what you are capable of achieving. Seek His help and guidance as you work to achieve your goals.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today, try to set aside some time to go over your goals and seek Heavenly Father’s guidance concerning them and anything else that is currently on your mind.

“The Lord Will Bless Us If We Use Our Talents Wisely

“President Joseph F. Smith said, “Every son and every daughter of God has received some talent, and each will be held to strict account for the use or misuse to which it is put” (Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. [1939], 370). A talent is one kind of stewardship (responsibility in the kingdom of God). The parable of the talents tells us that when we serve well in our stewardship, we will be given greater responsibilities. If we do not serve well, our stewardship will eventually be taken from us. (See Matthew 25:14–30.)

“We are also told in the scriptures that we will be judged according to our works (see Matthew 16:27). By developing and using our talents for other people, we perform good works.

“The Lord is pleased when we use our talents wisely. He will bless us if we use our talents to benefit other people and to build up His kingdom here on earth. Some of the blessings we gain are joy and love from serving our brothers and sisters here on earth. We also learn self-control. All these things are necessary if we are going to be worthy to live with our Heavenly Father again.” – Gospel Principle, (2011), 196-99 – Chapter 34: Developing Our Talents

Have I prayed to my Father in Heaven for help and guidance in achieving my goals?

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