Quotes on Accepting and Magnifying Callings

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"It is glorious to be a member.  It is glorious to have any office or calling in the Church, no matter how relatively humble the title may sound.  I am impressed constantly with the fact that, regardless of our calling, we are all encouraged, we are all dedicated, and we are all working in the service of the Master."

Henry D. Moyle, Conference Report, October 1961, p.43

"Why is it that some young folks are almost overly conscientious in their school work, even to neglecting their Church responsibilities, when the spiritual should have priority in the study time of every person if preference must be given? However, there is time for fulfilling every need."

The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.559

"We counsel you to accept callings in the Church and to serve faithfully in the positions to which you are called. Serve one another.  Magnify your callings.  As you do so, you will be the means of blessing others and you will increase in spirituality."

Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.454

"Some callings and assignments in the Church may seem insignificant and unimportant at the time, but with each willingly fulfilled assignment, love of the Lord will grow.  We learn to love God as we serve and know Him."

Elder Marvin J. Ashton,  "We Serve That Which We Love", General Conference, April 1981

"Some regard themselves as merely 'resting' in between Church callings.  But we are never in between as to this soaring call from Jesus:  'What manner of men (and women) ought ye to be?  Verily I say unto you, even as I am' (3 Nephi 27:27; see also Matthew 5:48; 3 Nephi 12:48).  It is never safe to rest regarding that calling! In fact, being 'valiant' in one's testimony of Jesus includes striving to become more like Him in mind, heart, and attributes (D&C 76:79).  Becoming this manner of men and women is the ultimate expression of orthodoxy!"

Elder Neal A. Maxwell, "Settle This In Your Hearts", General Conference, October 1992

"Young men do not usually become inactive in the Church because they are given too many significant things to do."

Spencer W. Kimball

"We need revelation for the calling of officers in the Church.  Men should not be called merely through impression."

J. Golden Kimball

"Each of us has opportunities for Church assignments.  This opportunity of serving in the Church enables us to demonstrate a love of God and a love of our neighbor.  There is no finer way to demonstrate love of God than by serving Him in the positions to which we may be called.  Occasionally, the reward for that service will be prompt, and we'll see the light in the eyes of the person whom we have helped.  Other times, however, the Lord will let us wait a little while and let our reward come another way."

President Thomas S. Monson: "How Do We Show Our Love", Ensign, Jan. 1998, p. 5

"Bloom where you are planted."

Mary Engelbreit

"Is your love for the Lord sufficient to give all your time and talents to his work?"

Author Unknown

"God grant us faith to stand on guard, 
Uncheered, unspoke, alone. 
And see behind such duty hard 
Our service to the throne. 
What e're our task, be this our creed; 
We are on earth to fill a need."                                                


"When the bishop calls you to serve, you will be on the Lord's errand.  And when you are on the Lord's errand, you are entitled to the Lord's help."

"The Lord blesses those who try to serve Him, and He tells us what He would have us do to serve Him through His servants who hold keys.   When we answer 'yes' and when we persist in working hard in those calls, we assure ourselves of help far beyond and above our own powers."

Elder Henry B. Eyring, Quorum of the Twelve (at Ricks College Graduation,  April 25, l998)

"The Church expects that each of us carry a share of the burden of leadership.  There is no paid clergy.  The work is done because of a love of the cause.  And as people serve, they grow in capacity.  The time and effort is not a sacrifice because there is returned more than is given."

President Gordon B. Hinckley

(Talking about "gospel hobbies") Do you ever wonder if that is why the Lord gives us callings in several areas over our lifetime?  He may figure that if he didn't, we would all find our little niche and stay there.  I believe He wants us to grow more than that.

"In the service of the Lord, it is not where you serve but how.  In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one takes the place to which one is duly called, which place one neither seeks nor declines."

President  J. Reuben Clark: (CR April 1951)

President Howard W. Hunter: "Why do we serve?  When we understand why, we won't be concerned about where we serve."

BYU Fireside, Sept. 2, 1990

"There is no greater Church calling than that of a home teacher.  There is no greater Church service rendered to our Father in Heaven's children than the service rendered by a humble, dedicated, committed home teacher."

President Ezra Taft Benson

"As calls come to us for church service by the Lord's representatives, it is natural for us to wonder why we have been selected. The Lord has made it plain that every individual has been blessed and endowed with certain gifts and talents.  And while there are many gifts, yet  'To some is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby.' (D&C 46:12)"

Henry D. Taylor Conference Report, October 1963, p.71

"I wish that every Latter-day Saint could say and mean it with all his heart:  'I'll go where you want me to go.  I'll say what you want me to say.  I'll be what you want me to be.'  (Hymns, 1985, no. 270.)  If we could all do that, we would be assured of the maximum of happiness here and exaltation in the celestial kingdom of God hereafter.

Ezra Taft Benson "Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson", p. 344

"If you do not magnify your calling, God will hold you responsible for those you might have saved, had you done your duty."

(Quoted by Thomas S. Monson,  Ensign, May 1986, pp. 37-38 "The Call of Duty", also May 1996 Ensign, p. 43 "Duty Calls) Original author was John Taylor

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