What’s On Your To Do List Today?

By Kaitlyn

Sometimes, the most important things we do each day are never on our “to-do” lists. We might worry about the things that never get done, but past prophet and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley reminded us, “You never know how much good you do.”

I, like most of us, enjoy recognition for my work. But I have learned that the Lord will bless us for our efforts whether our others recognize what we have done or not. The service that counts most is usually recognized by God alone.

President Hinckley also said,“We do not often see the results that come of what we do. However, our Heavenly Father watches over us. He sees the things we do and He knows of the effort we make.”

Do not get discouraged if the outcome is not immediate or grand. At times, we all may feel our efforts are not satisfactory. Or that no matter what we do, it will not be enough. You never know. You never know whose day you just made better. You never know who was inspired by your words. You never know how much good you do.

Do the best you can. Your attempt will only better yourself and others. Pray to your Heavenly Father and then act according to His commandments.

“Life is never a failure until we call it such.” -Gordon B. Hinckley

This article has 3 comments

  1. KB Reply

    What a wonderful post! That video was exactly what I needed today. Thank you.

  2. Daniel Flores Reply

    Wow this has power and truth Shows me that being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints and a boy scout we have to give service to others and to are family’s so that we can grow with in are selfs and lift up others along the way back to are hevenly father when we work so hard to the point that we can’t do it pray to him and he will help you and know this when we put God first and trust that he can help us then are life’s will run smoothly and better then if we did not ask

    I loved reading this it was awesome keep it up

  3. Marilyn Reply

    Your post brought back to me a lesson taught to me by my father when I was a teenager. He said as long as you are going to do it anyway (referring to a chore I had been asked to do) do it your very best and make it something of worth. I learned a great lesson that day and your post reminded me to give life my all and don’t waste a bit of it.
    Very good post. Can’t wait to read more.

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