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what we desire is what we will become (Maxwell)

What we insistently desire, over time, is what we will eventually become and what we will receive in eternity. “For I [said the Lord] will judge men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts”
Elder Neal A. Maxwell

God requires us to do our best...and to trust in Him (Bednar)

In many of the uncertainties and challenges we encounter in our lives, God requires us to do our best, to act and not be acted upon (see 2 Nephi 2:26), and to trust in Him. We may not see angels, hear heavenly voices, or receive overwhelming spiritual impressions. We frequently may press forward hoping and praying—but without absolute assurance—that we are acting in accordance with God’s will. But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, as we strive ever more consistently to do good and to become better, we can walk with the confidence that God will guide our steps. And we can speak with the assurance that God will inspire our utterances. This is in part the meaning of the scripture that declares, “Then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God” (D&C 121:45). As you appropriately seek for and apply unto the spirit of revelation, I promise you will “walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:52 Nephi 12:5). Sometimes the spirit of revelation will operate im…