Stay By the Tree
“Enduring to the end is a hallmark of true discipleship and is essential to eternal life. But
when trials and challenges come our way, we are often told to simply “hang in there.” Let
me be clear: to “hang in there” is not a principle of the gospel. Enduring to the end means
constantly coming unto Christ and being perfected in Him.
If enduring to the end is essential to eternal life, why do we struggle to be faithful? We
struggle when we are caught between competing priorities. Casual obedience and
lukewarm commitment weaken faith. Enduring to the end requires total commitment to
the Savior and to our covenants.”
In Lehi’s dream, people that held onto the rod endured and experienced happiness. We
must make a commitment now to hold to the rod and avoid getting distracted with things
that are not important.