Saturday, April 21, 2012
The past few weeks I have been faced with many decisions to make, many feelings of uncertainty. What I thought I knew to be true I found myself doubting. I felt a very strong fear as I wondered if I had been blind to my Heavenly Father's path for me. A few nights ago I finally listened to the voice inside my heart telling me to simply get down on my knees. I prayed, for quite a while and talked to my Heavenly Father. I told him my concerns and my fears and then I simply listened while my spirit was taught one of the most amazings lessons I have ever learned in my life. The spirit testified to me of the power of Satan. I realized how real Satan is and how hard he will try to ruin the things in your life that are good. I reflected back and realized how Satan had twisted my very true feelings to try to make them into something that they weren't. I realized that Heavenly Father has a plan. I have always been taught throughout my life that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us, but as I knelt down that night I realized how true that principle is. Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us. A plan that is very sacred and personal. Sometimes we may believe that our plan is better than his, but I have realized that however great my plan seems right now, his plan will be thousands of times greater for me in the eternities and that is what truly matters. I know that if I follow God's commandments that I will be lead and that I can become an instrument in the Lord's Hands. I know that when we are discouraged and when we have those moments when Satan enters into our hearts there is one thing that can calm our troubled waters and still the storm raging within our souls, and that is our Heavenly Father and our Savior. Our Heavenly Father is the one person that can guide us on the true path we must take and our Savior is the one who is there to walk right beside us. Christ has suffered all things that we must be called to endure. I know that he atoned for me, for my doubts and my fears. I know because he lived the plan first that I know have a loving example to follow, and through him I can be made whole and return to my Father in Heaven. I know that if we follow his commandments and be willing to do all that our Heavenly Father asks of us we will find pure happiness in joy in this life and forever. We are living our imortality to we must follow his plan here and now for the decisions we make today determine the life we will live tomorrow and in the thousands of years to follow. I know our Savior is there to lift us up and carry us when we doubt, he is our solace and our peace, he is my brother and my savior and the one person I know I can trust with my whole heart. Simply have Faith that he knows what is best and he will carry you.