Sat - Oct 01, 2016 : 01:19 am
So, lately I've been thinking a lot about what life is all about, and kind of pondering upon times when I've been doing well, and times when I've been doing not-so-well.
I think the most important thing you can do in life is stay close to the Spirit of God. Lots of things seem to get in the way from time to time, but that's the nature of life.
Why the Spirit? Why not your ever-loving-mother? Why not your brother who would die for you? Why not the family who has given you so much to protect you and keep you safe?
Well... It's a harsh truth that man is fickle. Man truly is fickle. Even those who love you. Man is subject to tempation, and as such, is also prone to falling into temptation.
There are also people who think they know what is best for you, and those people, even with the best of intentions and the purest of hearts - are still human, and can still only see what humans see.
God sees everything, and He has specifically sent His Spirit (the Holy Ghost) to help man navigate the treacherous waters of humanity. Sometimes what the Spirit says contradicts what everyone else is saying, and if I had to make the choice, I'd choose to follow someone who knows ... well ... everything, over someone who loves me.
Man, this sounds just plain out-and-out harsh and wrong... But everything in me knows this is truth.
Now, don't mis-understand me... It's very possible, and even sometimes probable, that what a father says to his son will be the exact same thing the Spirit says, too - and when that happens, hallelujiah!
But, when that's not the case, the best choice is God.
I have no idea why I wrote this post, nor why I chose to make it public, that's what came out tonight.... This is what the Spirit has me writing, so this is what I'll write. Let it be known that my God-fearing parents, siblings, and friends had nothing to do with it - and 99% of the time, they've steered me right, and when they haven't, I know their hearts were in the right place. I just choose to fear God over man. ...and even though I know I'm about as far from perfect as one can get, and many many times I choose to follow my own selfish desires, even when the Spirit is quietly striving to steer me right - I'll continue to try my best to do what God wants me to, knowing that His way is the best way, and he'll forgive me as often as I seek it.
Tomorrow starts General Conference, and I can't wait to hear the truths spoken by God's servants once again.
It will be a great day.