In a world where material wealth, fleeting fame, self-obsession, and instant gratification rule the airways and threaten our peace, it can be difficult to determine the real meaning of life. Lehi, a Book of Mormon prophet, taught his son the purpose of this life. Said he, “Men are, that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 2:25). But what is joy and where can we find it? Joy is not temporary pleasure or the absence of pain. Rather, joy is a deep sense of peace and happiness that comes when we understand elements of God’s plan for the destiny of His children.
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If you feel you are searching for more meaning in life, start with these 10 quotes about principles that lead to lasting joy.
The Plan of Salvation
“God has made it plain over and over again that the world was made for mankind. We are here to work out our divine destiny, according to an eternal plan that was presented to us in the great council of heaven. Our bodies have been created to accommodate our spirits, to allow us to experience the challenges of mortality and continue our eternal progression.” —Russell M. Nelson
“Making life’s decisions based on our Heavenly Father’s plan is so important. If we truly believe that we are his children and are here on earth to learn to live, by faith, the teachings and the commandments of God and his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, we will make the choices that will qualify us to one day return to live in their presence.” —M. Russell Ballard