So I've been thinking a lot about choices again. So sorry that this second post on choices is coming so soon after the first. But I think it is a topic worth discussing over and over, so I hope you enjoy it. :)
So there are so many choices we face in life right? Like Every. Single. Day.
It gets kind of crazy sometimes, but this special ability we have to choose is something I have had to learn to cherish. We all have been given a gift from God called Agency, which is simply the ability to choose. This is something that the prophets, both ancient and modern have talked a lot about.
In 2 Nephi 2:27 it reads:
"27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself."
Also recently President Thomas S. Monson said:
"When we left our premortal existence and entered mortality, we brought with us the gift of agency. Our goal is to obtain celestial glory, and the choices we make will, in large part, determine whether or not we reach our goal."
I love both this scripture and this quote so much! It really is so vital that we understand where it is that our choices lead us.
WHAT IS YOUR END GOAL?!
As we determine what our end goal is, we will have an easier time making the decisions necessary to get us there. Like the verse in 2 Nephi teaches, we can either choose liberty and eternal life, or we can choose misery, captivity, and death.
Sounds like a pretty easy choice right? :)
However it isn't so easy. Like I said in my other post that you can see Here it takes courage to make the choices we need to in following Jesus Christ.
I know that I have not always made the best choices in my life. But I also know that choosing to repent and turn back to follow Christ has been the BEST choice in my life. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have of God's love, and how because of Jesus Christ's Atonement (sacrifice) I can be forgiven, I can start today and choose to do better and be better. And you can too! :)