Wednesday, February 26, 2014

God's Plan

When we come to a choice or decision in our lives we often forget to ask ourselves "Which path would God have me take?". So often it is just our whims or spur of the moment decisions that take us down the paths of our life. God can see the whole picture of where we are and where we can go. In the moments of our life when we are awaiting an answer to a question or guidance from on High we often get caught up in our wants and our desires when we should be focusing on what He wants and desires for us. We have to follow the counsel of King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon, he taught that we must "Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend" (Mosiah 4:9).

The ability to put our will aside and follow Him is one of the greatest tests of this life that we are all taking part in. "For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father" (Mosiah 3:19 italics added). We must be willing to yield to the will of God by listening to the messages we receive from the Holy Spirit. Following the Lord is how we find enduring happiness. Forgoing temporary happiness is well worth the eternal peace and satisfaction that comes from obeying the will of the Lord.

I know that when the day of your next big decision comes that if you will turn to the Lord and do as He directs that you will find that you are in the right path. "Do what is right, let the consequence follow" is the counsel we should take in all our decisions (Do What is Right Hymn 237). Follow the Lord. Follow His plan. Have peace. I know He lives and that His plan is best. In His name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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