Young Men Lesson 49: Using Time Wisely

by | Dec. 07, 2012

Young Men

Discussion Questions
• What changes do you feel you should make in your life in order to use your time more wisely? (see Mosiah 4:27).
• What does it mean to “be anxiously engaged in a good cause”? (see D&C 58:27–28). In what ways could you bless others if you use your time more wisely?

Supplement is an excerpt from "Of Things That Matter Most" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, October 2010 General Conference:

There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions.

For example, it wasn’t long after astronauts and cosmonauts orbited the earth that they realized ballpoint pens would not work in space. And so some very smart people went to work solving the problem. It took thousands of hours and millions of dollars, but in the end, they developed a pen that could write anywhere, in any temperature, and on nearly any surface. But how did the astronauts and cosmonauts get along until the problem was solved? They simply used a pencil.

Leonardo da Vinci is quoted as saying that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” 3 When we look at the foundational principles of the plan of happiness, the plan of salvation, we can recognize and appreciate in its plainness and simplicity the elegance and beauty of our Heavenly Father’s wisdom. Then, turning our ways to His ways is the beginning of our wisdom.

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