One area of confusion not rare among us is the notion that worthiness is synonymous with perfection. It is not! One can be fully worthy in a gospel sense and yet still be growing while dealing with personal imperfections.
I invoke the blessings of heaven upon each and every one of you of the rising generation and pray that your righteous thoughts and deeds will overcome any susceptible disposition to do evil and that the Holy Spirit will be your constant companion in helping you to develop a disposition to do good continually.
Will you try to live tomorrow a perfect day? And if you fail to do so, then try again the next day. Then we truly make progress in carrying out one aspect of the mission of the Church, which is the mission of every individual member of the Church, namely, “to perfect the Saints.”
Merit your own self-respect! Be someone. Be a self that you can respect. Get your life in order, and then you can truly be an asset to the Lord.
By striving for personal worthiness, being hungry to learn, and drinking of living water, we can avoid many pitfalls of our day and find success and joy.
In order to attain celestial exaltation, teaches Bernard P. Brockbank, we must know God, love Him, obey Him, and listen for His protecting voice.
In this leadership week devotional, Stephen L. Richards speaks of the duty of both men and women to honor and live worthily of the priesthood.