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