Stay at Your Post

What Is Your Post?

You have responsibilities, things that are expected of you. Your post is whatever you are responsible to do.

Where Do Responsibilities Come From?

God

You are always accountable to God. Always remember that you are His, He gives you commandments because He loves you.

Abraham 3:25
And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them;

1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Yourself

Some of these responsibilities may be self motivated. Having high standards and goals will keep you on the path that leads back to God.

D&C 58:27
Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;

Parents
God gave you parents and they gave you life. They love you more than anyone else in this world and give you instructions to help you learn and grow.

 

Colossians 3:2
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Family Members

Family loyalty is very important in helping you become someone others can depend on. God gave you these special people to spend your life with and they need your love and support.

Alma 43:47
And again, the Lord has said that: Ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed.

Mosiah 4:15
But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another.

Leaders

Good leaders, whether in church, school, work, other organizations, desire to help you succeed. You will receive direction from them.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake.

How Can You Stay At Your Post?

All of these people are counting on you to fulfill your responsibilities!

Be Obedient

Do what you are asked to do right away, and do it with a good attitude.

D&C 123:17
Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power;

Be Responsible

Learn what is expected of you and be willing to act in a way that others know they can depend on you.

D&C 107:99
Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.

Be Where You Should Be

Another aspect of your post is your place. This means that you are where you are supposed to be. When you are given an assignment you should stay there while you are working on that assignment.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Be Present

Focus on your task. You may physically be where you are supposed to be, but if you are not focused on what you are doing then your mind is not present.

Some responsibilities are never fully fulfilled, they are ongoing and are just a part of being trustworthy. This requires diligence of mind so that you can be responsible through whatever else is happening.

D&C 11:20
Behold, this is your work, to keep my commandments, yea, with all your might, mind and strength.

Be Diligent

Stay at your post means that you stay actively working to accomplish your responsibilities until they are fulfilled.

Luke 12:43
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

What Does NOT Staying At Your Post Look Like?

Proverbs 5:12-13
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Laman and Lemuel Did Not Stay at Their Post
2 Nephi 2:11-12
And thus Laman and Lemuel, being the eldest, did murmur against their father. And they did murmur because they knew not the dealings of that God who had created them. (Disobedient)

1 Nephi 3:5
And now, behold thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; (Complaining)

1 Nephi 3:14
And we began to be exceedingly sorrowful, and my brethren were about to return unto my father in the wilderness. (Giving Up)

1 Nephi 3:31
Laman and Lemuel again began to murmur, saying: How is it possible that the Lord will deliver Laban into our hands? Behold, he is a mighty man, and he can command fifty, yea, even he can slay fifty; then why not us? (Making Excuses)

What Does Staying At Your Post Look Like?

Nephi Stayed at His Post
1 Nephi 2:16
I did cry unto the Lord; and behold he did visit me, and did soften my heart that I did believe all the words which had been spoken by my father; wherefore, I did not rebel against him like unto my brothers. (Trusting)

1 Nephi 3:7
I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. (Willing)

1 Nephi 3:15
But behold I said unto them that: As the Lord liveth, and as we live, we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness until we have accomplished the thing which the Lord hath commanded us. 16 Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; (Steadfast)

1 Nephi 4:1
And it came to pass that I spake unto my brethren, saying: Let us go up again unto Jerusalem, and let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands? (Committed)

Here are some printable Stay at Your Post HERO posters or cards.