09 May 2012

The Best Is Yet to Be

What will help me keep the promises I make when I am baptized?

Pray to your Father in Heaven for help.
We have three members of the Godhead—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost—helping us because of the covenants we have made.
To remind us of those covenants, we partake of the sacrament each week.
The power of your covenants is greater than the power of temptation.
Talk to your mom and dad.
Study the scriptures. … Obey the living prophets.

How should I speak so I can be like Jesus Christ?

Speak kindly.
Speak positively, including about yourself.
Our words, like our actions, should be filled with faith and hope and charity.
Never tell [others], even as a joke, that they are fat or dumb or lazy or ugly.
Try not to complain.
When we say kind, encouraging things to the smallest child or the least popular person we know, we are saying these things to our Father in Heaven.

The Best Is Yet to Be

The poet Robert Browning wrote:
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in his hand
Who saith, “A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!” 2
Some of you may wonder: Is there any future for me? What does a new year or a new semester, a new major or a new romance, a new job or a new home hold for me? Will I be safe? Will life be sound? Can I trust in the Lord and in the future? Or would it be better to look back, to go back, to stay in the past?

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