What Do You Have the Power to Become?

In a recent talk given at the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sister Michelle D. Craig, First Counselor in the church's Young Women General Presidency, said this:

"The world often uses a feeling of discontent as an excuse for self-absorption, for turning our thoughts inward and backward and dwelling individually on who I am, who I am not, and what I want. Divine discontent motivates us to follow the example of the Savior, “who went about doing good.” As we walk the path of discipleship, we will receive spiritual nudges to reach out to others."

She was commenting on an article written by Elder Meal A. Maxwell, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, just over 22 years before in which he said, "It is left to each of us to balance contentment regarding what God has allotted to us in life with some divine discontent resulting from what we are in comparison to what we have the power to become. Discipleship creates this balance on the straight and narrow path."

Let us seek to follow the example of the Savior. Let us strive to become what we have the power to become in and only through Jesus Christ. God will answer our prayers and teach us how to use that divine spark of discontent to do whatever he asks in his service, finding the one he has sent us to rescue.