When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

There is no such thing as "Done"

"May we focus on the simple ways we can serve in the kingdom of God, always striving to change lives, including our own.  We need to thoughtfully allocate our resources of time, income, and energy. I would like to let you in on a little secret. Some of you have already learned it. If you haven’t, it’s time you knew. No matter what your family needs are or your responsibilities in the Church, there is no such thing as “done.” There will always be more we can do. There is always another family matter that needs attention, another lesson to prepare, another interview to conduct, another meeting to attend. We just need to be wise in protecting our health and in following the counsel that President Hinckley has given often to just do the best that we can.

“The key, it seems to me, is to know and understand your own capabilities and limitations and then to pace yourself, allocating and prioritizing your time, your attention, and your resources to wisely help others, including your family, in their quest for eternal life.”

M. Russell Ballard, “O Be Wise,” Ensign, Nov 2006, 17–20


  1. I really loved this one post! Thanks for the reminder to think more about how we use our time. I remember the conference message of "O, Be Wise. We do need to be more wise.
    Blessings to you and thanks for the thoughts today.

  2. WOW! Fabulous ... and in some ways overwhelming ... quote! I really don't seem to do well with figuring out the balance of everything...

  3. So true!!! And I'm agreeing with Laura, and all of these comments... WOW!

    I especially LOVE THAT QUOTE! And with all that I am overwhelmed about this morning (with school starting in a week, and so much to figure out and do) I REALLY NEEDED TO READ THIS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!! If you want to, you can pray for me, too. :) I was just praying this morning for the Lord to help me to prioritize and set goals to help me spend my time wisely in the coming weeks, and especially right now. And I love that the quote mentions helping others in their quest for eternal life. That is EXACTLY what I have been thinking and praying about! Thanks again.
    Corine :D

  4. This is almost too overwhelming to think about, but so wonderful. What a blessing this post is Patty Ann. Thank you!