Discipleship

“It’s easier to hold your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold them 98 percent of the time.”

Clayton M. Christensen  |  How Will You Measure Your Life?

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“I am going to preach a hard doctrine to you now. The submission of one’s will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. It is a hard doctrine, but it is true. The many other things we give to God, however nice that may be of us, are actually things He has already given us, and He has loaned them to us. But when we begin to submit ourselves by letting our wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him. And that hard doctrine lies at the center of discipleship.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  “Insights from My Life,” Ensign, August 2000, p. 9

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A half-hearted commitment to our covenants will not guarantee us anything. We may be tempted to equivocate, throw our old ways in calm water, or bury our weapons of rebellion with the handles sticking out.

Elder Dale G. Renlund  |  Unwavering Commitment to Jesus Christ

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“What is the cost of discipleship? It is primarily obedience. It is the forsaking of many things. But since everything in life has a price, it is a price worth paying, considering that the great promise of the Savior is for peace in this life and eternal life in the life to come. It is a price we cannot afford not to pay.”

James E. Faust  |  "The Price of Discipleship", Ensign, April 1999, 2

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

God doesn’t care nearly as much about where you have been as He does about where you are and, with His help, where you are willing to go.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Created for Greater Things

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“I thought to myself, is there any way that I could transform the calling of sacrament bread coordinator into a missionary calling? After a few minutes of thinking, I said to myself, ‘I hate to bake bread, right? Maybe I could make a list of women who are not active or not yet members of the church, who like to cook. I can tell them, I have this calling in the church, and I want to put my whole heart and soul into it. I don’t just want to bring bread. I want to make it myself. Could you teach me?”

Clayton M. Christensen  |  The Power of Everyday Missionaries

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“That man is greatest and most blessed and joyful whose life most closely approaches the pattern of the Christ. This has nothing to do with earthly wealth, power, or prestige. The only true test of greatness, blessedness, joyfulness is how close a life can come to being like the Master, Jesus Christ. He is the right way, the full truth, and the abundant life.”

Ezra Taft Benson  |  Ensign, December 1988, p. 2

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“The day is gone when you can be a quiet and comfortable Christian. Your religion is not just about showing up for church on Sunday. It is about showing up as a true disciple from Sunday morning through Saturday night. … There is no such thing as a ‘part-time’ disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Russell M. Nelson

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“God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability!”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  Ensign, July 1975, p. 7

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“If we are serious about our discipleship, Jesus will eventually request each of us to do those very things which are most difficult for us to do.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell

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