To fulfill our purpose, we must understand our divine potential, keep our covenants to gain covenantal power, and become perfected in Christ.
There are six important things we can believe to help us develop our divine potential and complete our unique missions.
God doesn't use big battalions of soldiers to accomplish His purposes; He sends beautiful babies who go on to bless the world.
As children of the Creator, we are all intentional spiritual creations. We create our own stories with the help of an editor, Jesus Christ.
Expanding on the prophetic counsel of President Russell M. Nelson, Kevin J Worthen teaches how to choose our own destinies.
Developing faith in ourselves requires us to trust in the Lord as well as have faith in His great plan and our part in it.
Justin Collings shares six things we should seek in order to come unto the Savior and fulfill BYU’s divine destiny as a school in Zion.
Rebecca L. Craven explores what the dignity and demeanor of discipleship look like. Standing as a witness of God means standing out.
Each of us, with all of our talents and abilities, has a place and purpose in this world. As we work and pray, the Lord will help us see what we can be.
President Worthen reminds us that we are defined by more than our grades, our major, or our social status. We are, most importantly, children of God.
Amid competition and comparison, finding our place in the universe can seem impossible. Remembering our divine potential is key.
Education is not just preparation for the workforce. It is part of reaching our eternal spiritual potential as men and women.
When we truly lay hold upon the word of God, believing it and committing to it, we open ourselves up to the life-changing power He has in store for us.
By cultivating the light of Christ within us as well as our own unique talents, we can be the lower lights to bring others to the Savior.
God will use us to build His kingdom, and He will bless us in ways we cannot comprehend.
President Worthen advises BYU graduates to model their actions on their divine identity and thus realize their potential to have a great impact on others.
Terry R. Seamons, president of the BYU Alumni Association of the time, encourages graduates to focus on becoming what our Heavenly Father wants them to be.
Russell M. Nelson urges BYU graduates to become all that the Lord wants and needs them to be by developing Christlike attributes.
How can the students of BYU live up to the vision that Alfred Kelly had so many years ago? Commencement speaker Ryan Barrett explains.
In order to become excellent, we must engage, seek absence, be full of awe, be selfless, and be compassionate.
To live a more abundant life, we must seek light and truth, have an eternal perspective, and feel and express gratitude.
BYU August 2014 Commencement. Graduation is about celebrating potential. Success in the next phases of life will be measured by what you become.
Like a piece of raw marble in the hands of a masterful artist, we each have the potential to become a work of art in the hands of the Lord.
Commencement marks a new beginning. As you leave with your BYU diploma, continue to set high goals and trust the Lord to carry you through uncharted water.
BYU graduates are urged to prepare for the life of service ahead; to get ready, get set, and go! While remembering to assist other students in their work.
Today is a celebration of the marvelous metamorphosis that has occurred in each of us.
Janie Penfield teaches that we must live our lives with purpose: determine your purpose, determine your course, stay on course.
We were created in God’s image. To reach our divine potential and become like Him, we must come to know him and act accordingly.
Using relatable analogies, Professor Nancy Wentworth explores the roles of students and teachers in education at school and in education for eternity.
We are the literal spirit children of God. We have a divine identity and our destiny is to be exalted and become like Him.
President Samuelson shares memories of his parents to show how celebrations like these create legacies of hard work and family support for generations.
There are many microcosms, or little worlds, that mirror our larger existence. BYU is a little world that teaches valuable life lessons.
April 2012 Commencement - As a graduate of Brigham Young University, you hold a mark, or banner, to represent yourself, BYU, and the Church.
My generation was dubbed "the greatest generation." Though your "great depressions" and "world wars" will be different, I think that honor can be yours.
What is your calling in life? Jeffrey A. Thompson instructs his audience how to seek the Lord's help in finding their individual life's purpose.
As we hold fast to the iron rod, through righteous and humble obedience, we can taste the sweet joy of the Atonement that God is anxious for us to enjoy.
You will need to serve many different roles as students, employees, family members, friends, and Church members, but "where'er thou art, act well thy part."
There are many aspects of the future that we can't control. However, we do have power over the things of utmost importance - relationships and covenants.
God is more interested in who we are becoming than in who we once were. This speaker encourages us to evaluate our progress in life as we move forward.
Carol Wilkinson teaches listeners how to overcome the adversities of life as she shares personal experiences from her own life.
True greatness is not found in lofty titles or high salaries, but in being a good husband or wife, father or mother, friend and neighbor.
J. Craig McIlroy tells graduates that realizing our potential means we must take advantage of the opportunities and challenges that come our way.
Looking through the generations, back to our ancestors and forward to our descendants, we find an enhanced perspective of who we are and who we can become.
Robert C. Oaks teaches that we have all been blessed with both temporal and spiritual gifts which allow us to understand our identity.
Each one of us is here on earth for a reason, and as we seek to fulfill our purpose, the Lord will show how we are part of His great work.
The last days are not for the faint of heart or the spiritually out of shape. The gospel's power will help us persevere and lead.
So let us remember that from the vantage point of a roof and a tall tree, our perspective is to look as far as forever and set goals that will not just help us through the week but will lead us on into eternity.
You will not succeed in achieving your full potential without strict adherence to God's commandments. Be honest with yourself about how you need to improve.
These years of your life are a time to plant seeds that you will later be grateful to harvest. Heed the counsel of prophets on your journey to becoming you.
What a delight to be here. I have a very fond place in my heart for this wonderful institution and for all of the great work that is accomplished here. Thank you for joining me this morning. I would like to recognize my wife, Jennifer, with me here on the stand. She is my angel. I am also delighted to have my parents and children here. On February 17, 2002,…
We have a divine nature and destiny, which includes sacred roles to fulfill. The most important of those roles are fatherhood and motherhood.
Self-knowledge of our eternal identity is essential in the journey to overcome the crucibles of this life and fulfill our potential.
As hard as it may be at times to avoid the "Devil’s Throat" - the tricky, slippery pitfall of sin - we believe in your integrity, morality, and potential.
Change is an inevitable and sometimes difficult part of life. We can get the power to change, or to cope with it, from the Savior.
As to my strength I am weak; . . . but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things” (Alma 26:12). I am grateful for the opportunity to speak to you today. I pray that we can both speak and listen by the Spirit, that we may all be edified. I love being part of BYU, and I really believe that we have…
Ownership of BYU falls to each of its students. Like the small effort of butterflies that can have drastic effects, you can make a difference here.
If we come unto Christ, His Atonement will make us clean and spotless. We can go home to live with God again, our deepest desire.
God has a unique plan and a purpose for each of us, His creation. Finding and fulfilling that purpose will bring us wonderful peace.
With an eternal perspective, God will help you—our granddaughters, and all women—fulfill your divine missions in the family, the Church, and the world.
Meekness does not oppose boldness. It means to speak up without speaking down. It means to depend upon the Lord. It means to become like the Savior.
Life may seem unfair and unsatisfactory to the lonely and misunderstood, but purpose can be found through faith, repentance, obedience, and service.
Paul H. Dunn explains that "no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." If you know your worth, you can succeed.
Through personal examples, George W. Pace explains ways we can develop a relationship with the Savior, such as prayer and ordinances.
We may not often see ourselves as eternal beings, but we were valiant in the premortal life and can work miracles in mortality.
Latter-day Saints believe that we can become like God. Knowing our own divinity can help shape our lives now and into the eternities.
We believe in God, the Eternal Father of our Spirits. That belief is the foundation of our religion, our purpose in life, and our destiny.
God is the gardener of our lives. When we put our life in harmony with His will, we will be able to become what we are meant to be.
You have a divine nature and destiny, and you also have the agency and will to decide whether you will become all you can be.
Florence S. Jacobsen advises young people to think now about the legacy they want to leave. You can make decisions now, she says, to earn your own heritage.
Through the story of John, a man squandering his time on earth, we are encouraged to embrace our identity as potential kings and queens —as children of God.
The Native American population, or "Indians," descendants of the Lamanite people, are displaying their immense potential, as foretold in the scriptures.
Man is so much more than we can comprehend, as evidenced not only by religious tenet but also scientific inquiry. He is the offspring of God!
The worth of souls is great in the sight of God. He is interested in each member of the Church and their needs, potential, and talents.
Your soul is as powerful as the atomic weapons which our age fears. As you discover your divine potential, you will be able to actualize it.
We build greatness are faith, education, industry, and cooperation. John A. Widtsoe explains that each cornerstone must be understood through a gospel lens.