Monday, October 28, 2013
As you stay on the right path, the reward at the end of life’s journey is well worth the moments of adversity you experience along the way
The last few days I have had a hard time. I'm not sure why, just frustrated about how things are going. I went back to the talk that I chose my title of my blog and re read the talk again. May 2002 Ensign by Ben Banks. The patterns you establish in your youth may accompany you throughout the rest of your mortal life. By making the right choices now, you will be able to take the path that will help you endure the coldest and bleakest moments later I find that to be so true. What we have to realize is that you make choices everyday that will determine key points in your life. Choices and consequences. I use to tell my kids you can make a choice but you can not chose the consequences. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught, “Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith , 255–56). The Book of Mormon is replete with accounts of those who were blessed by the Lord and then became boastful of their accomplishments. Eventually in their pride they left the correct path and lost all they had as they fell away from the truth. Make sure you don’t become like the Nephites of old; always remember the true source of your blessings. As I have re read the talk its really relates to me in my life right now. I don't think you every quit worrying about your children and their choices. It makes it really tough. You have a responsibility to remain firmly focused on your eternal destination. Yes, life’s journeys can have many ups and downs. Yes, there will be days when you will feel the going is tough. But as you stay on the right path, the reward at the end of life’s journey is well worth the moments of adversity you experience along the way Somedays its just tough... But we all must remain strong.