One way that we can learn how to develop Christ like attributes is to listen to and obey our modern day prophets and apostles. Every time I watch General Conference, I am again struck so powerfully with the knowledge that these are men who are truly called of God. It can be easy sometimes to take our leaders for granted because we are used to having them, but we need to remember how blessed we are to have guidance in these last days. As President Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said:
“Because Heavenly Father loves His children, He has not left them to walk through this mortal life without direction and guidance.”
We live in a world where we sometimes may feel that we are being pushed and pulled in multiple directions, but as we listen to our prophets and apostles we can have peace in knowing that we are being led in the right direction. Some people think that church leaders are just telling us their own opinions but we need to remember that this is the church of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and our prophets and apostles are speaking for the Lord. We are told in D&C 1:38:
“What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.”
As we listen to our prophets and apostles and heed their words, we can learn what we can work on to help us to become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I feel so blessed in knowing that we have modern day prophets and apostles that can help give us direction in an increasingly chaotic world and are also such a good example of living Christ-like attributes.
In what ways has listening to the prophets, apostles, and other church leaders helped you to become more Christ-like?