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Your Potential, Your Privilege


Today’s inspiration is drawn from “Your Potential, Your Privilege” by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency during April 2011.

In our journey through life, we often find ourselves sailing through vast oceans of opportunity, yet sometimes we fail to recognize the abundance of blessings that surround us. Just as the man in the parable boarded a cruise ship with dreams of distant shores, we too possess untapped potential and privileges waiting to be realized. Let’s delve into the wisdom shared by President Uchtdorf and explore how we can unlock our true potential and embrace the privileges bestowed upon us.

Living Beneath Our Privileges

The parable recounted by President Uchtdorf paints a vivid picture of a man who, despite having access to a plethora of experiences and amenities aboard a cruise ship, chooses to live a meager existence. Similarly, as holders of God’s priesthood, do we truly grasp the magnitude of our blessings, or do we settle for a diminished experience?

In the vast expanse of life’s ocean, each of us sails upon a journey filled with boundless opportunities and untapped potential. Yet, amidst the waves of uncertainty and the winds of change, do we truly grasp the magnitude of the blessings that surround us? “Your Potential, Your Privilege” by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf invites us to embark on a voyage of self-discovery, where we navigate the waters of our own potential and embrace the privileges bestowed upon us.

The Glory and Grandeur of the Priesthood

The priesthood is not merely a title but a sacred responsibility entrusted to us by our Heavenly Father. It holds the key to divine power and blessings beyond our comprehension. Yet, how often do we fully comprehend the depth of this privilege? Let’s explore the potential that lies within the priesthood and the transformative impact it can have on our lives.


At the heart of our journey lies the sacred responsibility of the priesthood—a divine gift entrusted to us by our Heavenly Father. As bearers of this sacred mantle, we hold within our grasp the keys to unlock the gates of heaven and access the boundless power of God. Yet, do we fully comprehend the depth of this privilege? President Uchtdorf reminds us that the priesthood is not merely a title but a sacred calling that empowers us to become instruments in the hands of the Lord.

Unlocking Our Potential

President Uchtdorf offers practical steps to help us live up to our priesthood privileges. From immersing ourselves in the scriptures to seeking personal revelation, each action is a step towards realizing our divine potential. Let’s commit to studying the owner’s manual of our priesthood and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Finding Joy in Service

True joy comes from serving others selflessly, just as a pilot finds exhilaration in navigating the skies. Let’s not merely go through the motions but embrace the opportunities for priesthood service with enthusiasm and gratitude. Whether it’s preparing the sacrament or ministering to families, every act of service brings us closer to the joy that comes from following the Savior’s example.

Navigating the Seas of Opportunity

Just as the man in President Uchtdorf’s parable longed to embark on a cruise ship adventure, we too yearn to explore the depths of our capabilities and aspirations. Yet, like the man who lived beneath his privileges, do we sometimes fail to recognize the abundance of blessings that await us? This journey invites us to cast aside the limitations we impose upon ourselves and set sail towards the horizon of our full potential.

Charting a Course Towards Spiritual Enlightenment

In our quest to embrace our potential and privileges, President Uchtdorf offers practical guidance to navigate the seas of self-discovery. From immersing ourselves in the scriptures to seeking personal revelation, each step is a beacon of light illuminating the path towards our divine destiny. Let us commit to studying the owner’s manual of our priesthood and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Sailing Towards the Shores of Joy


As we journey through life’s ever-changing tides, let us not forget the joy that comes from serving others selflessly. Just as a pilot finds exhilaration in navigating the skies, so too can we find fulfillment in following the Savior’s example of love and compassion. Let us embrace the opportunities for priesthood service with enthusiasm and gratitude, knowing that every act of kindness brings us closer to the joy that comes from living our lives in alignment with God’s will.

Setting Sail Towards a Brighter Future

In conclusion, “Your Potential, Your Privilege” invites us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and service—a voyage where the shores of opportunity stretch out before us, and the winds of divine guidance propel us forward. As we navigate the waters of our own potential and embrace the privileges bestowed upon us, let us heed the call to action and strive to make the world a better place—one act of service, one moment of kindness at a time. Together, let us set sail towards a brighter future, guided by the light of truth and the compass of our faith.

As we reflect on President Uchtdorf’s words, let’s heed the call to action and strive to live up to our potential as priesthood holders. Let’s seek to understand the doctrine of the priesthood, strengthen our testimonies through personal revelation, and find joy in serving others. Together, let’s make the world a better place by living our lives in alignment with God’s will.

Scriptural Inspiration


As we embark on this journey of self-discovery and service, let’s draw inspiration from Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Let’s commit to living our lives in accordance with the principles of the priesthood, seeking to serve others and make a positive impact in the world. Together, we can strive to emulate the Savior’s love and compassion, bringing hope and healing to those in need. Link to Original: Your Potential, Your Privilege

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