Magnify Your Calling
I know that it’s super early but this is the message that came to me as I was sleeping that I couldn’t stop thinking about. 🙏🏻
It was in the lesson that I taught to the 13/14 year old youth at church once and the thought kept coming to my mind.💡
💡“The instruction to magnify your calling is not a command to embellish and complicate them. To innovate does not necessarily mean to expand; very often it means to simplify.”
This can be applied to being a parent, your church calling, or running a business.
So much time can be wasted on bells, whistles, and frills to make you look super professional and good at what you do.
This council will help us all understand how to ultimately do the work we need to do.
“Church leaders should be aware that Church meetings and activities can become too complex and burdensome if a ward or a stake tries to have the membership do everything that is good and possible in our numerous Church programs.”
Priorities are needed there also.
“Adjust your activities to be consistent with your local conditions and resources. … Make sure that the essential needs are met, but do not go overboard in creating so many good things to do that the essential ones are not accomplished.
Remember, don’t magnify the work to be done–simplify it.”
The instruction to magnify our callings is not a command to embellish and complicate them. To innovate does not necessarily mean to expand; very often it means to simplify.
What is most important in our Church responsibilities, he said, “is not the statistics that are reported or the meetings that are held but whether or not individual people ministered to one at a time just as the Savior did–have been lifted and encouraged and ultimately changed.”
We as people need to weed out the excessive and ineffective busyness that sometimes feels required. Our programs should focus on what is best (most effective) in achieving their assigned purposes without unduly infringing on the time families need for their “divinely appointed duties.”