One of life’s important questions is “Who am I?” But even more important is “Who am I becoming?” to answer that question satisfactorily, we must keep one eye on where we are and the other eye on where we will be.  Most people don’t do that.  They have one eye on where they have been and one eye on where they are now…If you are determined to change and to live a life above and beyond average, know that you need to do things differently as you look ahead…(John C Maxwell, pg 192-193 Sometimes you Win, Sometimes you Learn)

I like this quote.  The other day, I was with a friend who is struggling with some set-backs in life and we had a conversation surrounding not comparing ourselves to other people-including who we once were.  Rather, looking at where we are now and then looking forward to who God wants us to become.

There is a great scripture in Doctrine and Covenants that teaches this principle.  It reads:

And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things. (D&C 88:67)

According to this, looking ahead means looking towards God’s glory.  If our focus is single to His glory, then we’ll be filled with light and be able to comprehend all things-including who we are and who we can become.

There is another scripture that discusses what God’s glory is.  It is in the book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price and reads:

For behold, this is my work and my glory–to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. (Moses 1:39)

If God’s glory is man’s eternal life, what do you think it means to have our eyes single to His glory, and what are the blessings for doing so?

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