Our Worth Does Not Fluctuate

While reading a Neal A. Maxwell’s amazing conference talk “Consecrate Thy Performance” (April 2002), I learned that we shouldn’t let our worries of the day influence how we feel about our overall worth.

Some have difficulty when particular tasks enter their sunset phase. John the Baptist is a model, however, saying of Jesus’ growing flock, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). Mistakenly regarding our present assignments as the only indicator of how much God loves us only adds to our reluctance to let go. Brothers and sisters, our individual worth is already divinely established as “great”; it does not fluctuate like the stock market.

Our divine worth is great, and does not change.




Want God’s Help? Just ask!

2 Nephi 32:9 tells us why we should pray before doing something difficult.

9 But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.

Whatever we are doing, God can help that thing be of benefit for our soul. Pretty cool.