Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Quotes By Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Hope is not knowledge, but rather the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promise to us. It is confidence that if we live according to God’s laws and the words of His prophets now, we will receive desired blessings in the future. It is believing and expecting that our prayers will be answered. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance.

“The adversary uses despair to bind hearts and minds in suffocating darkness. Despair drains from us all that is vibrant and joyful and leaves behind the empty remnants of what life was meant to be. Despair kills ambition, advances sickness, pollutes the soul, and deadens the heart. Despair can seem like a staircase that leads only and forever downward.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Ensign, November 2008

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“The purpose of faith is not to change God’s will but to empower us to act on God’s will. Faith is trust—trust that God sees what we cannot and that He knows what we do not.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Fourth Floor, Last Door

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Mortal life has a way of distracting us, doesn’t it? We tend to lose sight of our great quest, preferring comfort and ease over growth and progress. Still, there remains something undeniable, deep within our hearts, that hungers for a higher and nobler purpose. This hunger is one reason why people are drawn to the gospel and Church of Jesus Christ.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Your Great Adventure

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If you hesitate in this adventure because you doubt your ability, remember that discipleship is not about doing things perfectly; it’s about doing things intentionally. It is your choices that show what you truly are, far more than your abilities.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Your Great Adventure

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There is something interesting, almost paradoxical, about this path you’ve chosen: the only way for you to progress in your gospel adventure is to help others progress as well. To help others is the path of discipleship.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Your Great Adventure

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We could spend a lifetime waiting for that moment when everything lines up perfectly. But now is the time to commit fully to seeking God, ministering to others, and sharing our experience with others.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Your Great Adventure

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“Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  The Love of God, Ensign, Nov 2009, 21–24

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The glitter of the season should never dim our sight and prevent us from truly seeing the Prince of Peace in His majesty.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  Can We See The Christ?

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“Sometimes in life we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to find joy in the journey.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  "Enjoy the Moment"

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“Christmas is a time for remembering the Son of God and renewing our determination to take upon us his name. It is a time to reassess our lives and examine our thoughts, feelings and actions. Let this be a time of remembrance, of gratitude and a time of forgiveness. Let it be a time to ponder the Atonement of Jesus Christ and its meaning for each of us personally. Let it especially be a time of renewal and recommitment to live by the word of God and to obey his commandments. By doing this, we honor him far more than we ever could with lights, gifts or parties.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  "Seeing Christmas Through New Eyes"

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