Quote from a friend

A friend gave me this quote at a party, and I’d been meaning to share it here. It was originally given in a talk to men, but it applies to everyone.

“Serving God and our fellow men will challenge us and transform us into something greater than we ever thought possible.

Perhaps you might think that you are not needed, that you are overlooked or unwanted, that you are nobody.

I am sincerely sorry if [anybody] feels this way. Certainly you are not overlooked or unwanted by your Heavenly Father. He loves you and I tell you with certainty that you are needed by your church.

Do you not know that “God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to [put to shame] the wise and God hath chosen the weak things of the world [to put to shame] the things which are mighty” ? Perhaps it is true that we are weak. Perhaps we are not wise or mighty. But when God works through us, no one and nothing can stand against us.

This is why you are needed. You have your own special contribution to make, and God can magnify that contribution in a mighty way. Your ability to contribute is not dependent upon your calling in the church. Your opportunities for service are endless if you are waiting on the sidelines, I encourage you to get in the game.

Don’t wait for a particular calling before you become fully engaged in building the kingdom of God. As [Child of God], you are already called to the work. Study the word of God daily, pray to Heavenly Father every day, internalize the principles of the restored Gospel, give thanks to God, and ask for His guidance. Then live what you learn, first in your family, but also in all situations of your life.”

– Four Titles by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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