We Are Not Made for Endings

I was raised in the LDS church.  I grew up in Utah and Idaho.  In the “bubble” as I like to call it.  Since I have moved away from home and had my own family I have gone between being an active member of the church to an inactive member.  Even though I am not active right now I still strongly believe in the teachings of this church.  The belief of eternal life and more so of eternal families has gotten me through the past 14 months.

Twice a year the LDS church has a conference where there are many talks given to inspire and uplift its members.  I didn’t watch it, but did however find a reference to this talk on another blog from a talk given.  It felt like it was written just for me.  Which I imagine is how a lot people felt when they heard these words.

This is a small part of the talk.  You can read the whole talk here.

We Are Not Made for Endings

In light of what we know about our eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings.

Why is this? Because we are made of the stuff of eternity. We are eternal beings, children of the Almighty God, whose name is Endless and who promises eternal blessings without number. Endings are not our destiny.

The more we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.

How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings.

By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Second Counselor in the First Presidency
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Comfort. These words give me comfort and peace.  Something I haven’t felt much of the past 14 months.



Wise words.  Easy to say.  Hard to do.


“The difficulties which come to us present us with the real test of our ability to endure. A fundamental question remains to be answered by each of us: Shall I falter, or shall I finish? Some do falter as they find themselves unable to rise above their challenges. To finish involves enduring to the very end of life itself.”
President Thomas S. Monson