Mormonism teaches that personal sacrifice is essential to being a faithful and active member of the LDS Church. Sacrifice is necessary to exercise faith and to receive blessings from Heavenly Father.
Faithful members of the LDS Church are willing to make any sacrifices required by the Lord to eternally progress on God’s plan of salvation and reach their divine potential. “If we were not required to make sacrifices, we would never be able to develop the faith necessary for eternal salvation.” (True to the Faith, p. 149)
These sacrifices include repentance, humility, and being receptive to the Lord’s will by accepting the counsel of the LDS Church authorities. “If we do not offer the sacrifice of a broken heart and a contrite spirit, we cannot fully receive the blessings that come through the Atonement. If you are willing to sacrifice as the Lord has commanded, you will be accepted by Him.” (True to the Faith, p. 150)