General Conference (Saturday afternoon): Elder Ian S. Ardern


Elder Ian S. Ardern said “we must devote our time to the things that matter most and the things of God matter most.”

He said learning to prioritize choices is essential to avoid procrastination and reach goals. Techniques are required to master this and to become “the master manager of our time.”.

Elder Ardern said God can provide guidance on where time should be allocated, and the Lord and families must be at the top of the list.

While there is much good that can come from being able to access the Internet and its resources, it cannot replace communicating with Heavenly Father, Elder Ardern said. He said it is important to “not become compulsive fingertip communicators”

“Let us be as quick to kneel as we are to text,” Elder Ardern said.

The greatest happiness comes by tuning into the Lord, Elder Ardern said. He promised that what the Lord reveals is important will bring greater rewards than “mindlessly tuning into countless hours of status updates, Internet farming and catapulting angry birds at concrete walls.”

Elder Ardern invited everyone to be “wise in our judgment to ensure that the scales of time are correctly balanced to include the Lord, family and wholesome recreational activities.”


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