Do you know that scripture in James, where it says "Faith without works is Dead being alone."?
Many people want to hear us. They want to feel the hope and the peace that comes from this message. But many of them also don't act on the things that we teach them. They don't come to church, they don't read the Book of Mormon, and they don't get baptized. Though in the moment that we teach they feel the peace and hope. They limit themselves from Faith, and from eternal peace that comes from living the gospel.
My Mom wrote in an e-mail to me today a quote that she had just read.
In the Spring,
At the end of the day,
In our Life,
At the end of it,
We should feel great peace.
Peace doesn't come all at once, and we can't just do deathbed repentance, and expect to get the full peace.
We have to be investing every day, and pray and act on the things which Christ tells us. As we do this, our lives will have greater joy and peace. I know this. So act on your faith!