As I read D&C 7:8 I realized that the Lord wants us to have all that we desire.
In these scriptures we see John the Beloved chose to do a " greater work ". Peter desired to go home to live with the God sooner.
The Lord expressed that although what John wanted was "greater" that He wanted to give them to " both have according to your desires, for ye both joy in that which ye have desired."
This scripture was an added witness to me as to why there are different degrees of glory.
As I know that there are three kingdoms which we could choose live in the next life -
Our Heavenly Father knows that if we can learn and become humble, our greatest ability for happiness will come in His kingdom, living with Him, but He loves each of His children so much that He allows them to be the decision maker on what kind of eternal life they want, by showing what kind of work and life that they enjoy doing now - here on this earth.
1 Corinthians 15:
40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Brad Wilcox - His Grace is Sufficient
“We will all be resurrected. We will all go back to God’s presence. What is left to be determined by our obedience is what kind of body we plan on being resurrected with and how comfortable we plan to be in God’s presence and how long we plan to stay there.”
In the past I had a picture in my mind of what the final judgment would be like, and it went something like this: Jesus standing there with a clipboard and Brad standing on the other side of the room nervously looking at Jesus.
Jesus checks His clipboard and says, “Oh, shoot, Brad. You missed it by two points.”
Brad begs Jesus, “Please, check the essay question one more time! There have to be two points you can squeeze out of that essay.” That’s how I always saw it.
But the older I get, and the more I understand this wonderful plan of redemption, the more I realize that in the final judgment it will not be the unrepentant sinner begging Jesus, “Let me stay.” No, he will probably be saying, “Get me out of here!” Knowing Christ’s character, I believe that if anyone is going to be begging on that occasion, it would probably be Jesus begging the unrepentant sinner, “Please, choose to stay. Please, use my Atonement—not just to be cleansed but to be changed so that you want to stay.”