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What is God's Message For Me Today?

By Mormon.org

Almost everyone wonders at some point why they’re here on earth, what the point of life is, and whether there’s a life after this one. It’s common to think to yourself, what is God’s message for me today? In fact, it’s people seeking the answers to these questions that has led to the abundance of religions throughout the history of the world.

The good news is that answers to those questions do exist, and you can find those answers for yourself. You just need to know where and how to look. 

God's Message Is in the Gospel

The gospel of Jesus Christ is where you’ll find the messages God has for you. That gospel is contained in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price.

Know the purpose of life. One of God’s messages is His plan for you. The gospel explains where you came from, why you’re here, and where you’ll go after this life.

You came from the presence of God to exercise your agency, learn from your choices, overcome opposition, and fulfill your God-given potential. No matter your choices, you and everyone who has ever lived will be resurrected after death. You’ll have the chance to live forever with your family and be “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” depending on your ability to follow God’s commandments and Jesus now (Romans 8:17).

Become more like Jesus. One definition of gospel is good news. Throughout the scriptures you find the good news of the gospel, which is that if you believe and try to be like Jesus you’ll be saved (Acts 16:31). You become more like Jesus when you follow God’s commandments, love and serve those around you, and repent when you fall short.  

Be happy. Another purpose of this life is for men to have joy (2 Nephi 2:25). God wants you to be happy, and the only way to have complete and pure joy is abiding in God and Jesus, in their love for you, and following their commandments (John 15:7-11).

Finding Your Own Message

Since the gospel is contained in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price, reading those scriptures is the best way to find the message God has for you.

In a revelation to Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, Jesus admonished the early members of the Mormon Church to “study my word which hath gone forth among the children of men, and also study my word which shall come forth among the children of men, … yea, until you have obtained all which I shall grant unto the children of men in this generation, and then shall all things be added thereto” (Doctrine and Covenants 11:22).

By carefully studying the scriptures, as well as following God’s living prophets today who provide modern revelation from God, you can find the message God has for you in your life at this time. You can know the purpose of life and find greater purpose in your life.