Latter-day Saint Life

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: Choices, Not Abilities, Make the Difference in Life


President Uchtdorf's address to the women of the Church on Saturday was an incredible reminder of the power of our choices. 

"It is not so much abilities, but choices that make the difference in life," said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf during the opening session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference on Sept. 23.

“There may be many things about life that are beyond your control,” said President Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency. “But in the end, you have the power to choose both your destination and many of your experiences along the way.”

Speaking during the General Women’s Session, President Uchtdorf told the worldwide congregation that they can allow circumstances “to make you sad” or “to make you mad.”

Or, he continued, “you can find joy and happiness in the grace of God and in the love of Jesus Christ. You can be glad."

Lead image from the Deseret News
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