In my opinion, one of the most supporting, loving, and insightful general authorities is Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He is the former “President Uchtdorf” when he was in the First Presidency with Pres. Monson (2008-2018), and then “Elder Uchtdorf” again, back in the Quorum of the Twelve. Anyway, in this article I am going to post a few of his quotes that I feel can be helpful and useful to single members (and most people in general). If you really enjoy him and would like to read, listen to, or watch all of his general conference addresses (73 at last count), you can see them on the Gospel Library General Conference section under the “Speakers” section. I highly recommend to listen to all of his addresses.
Elder Uchtdorf Quotes:
Our Focus Matters:
“What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are — and who we will become.”
To me, this quote reminds us that whatever we care about and focus on is what we will amplify, spend time working on, build, and create. So, if we want a certain goal or outcome in our life, we need to be aware of what matters most to us, and use that focus to propel our efforts towards it. And if we have some poor focuses in life, we may need to shift and improve what our priorities are.
“The heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth.”
In other words, we all make mistakes but what matters is recognizing it and recommitting to gospel principles—whenever that may be. If we stray from the path, we can always get back on. And we all stray now and then.
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