The other day I was on my way to work and got thinking about my life and what things I should change.
As I contemplated, and then prayed about it, I began to realize that because I am complacent about where I am in life right now, moving along with the flow of life, reacting to what comes my way but not planning in advance much, there may be some things I am missing out on.
I definitely have many wonderful blessings in my life. I try to be a good person and do what is right. I live a thankful life, rejoicing in God‘s blessings and seeking to share with others. My deeply held spiritual and religious beliefs have brought me much joy in life, comfort and peace during trying times, and strength to keep trying even when I don’t always understand the reasons for why things happen the way they do.
When we keep a law, we reap the reward for keeping that law:
“There is a alaw, irrevocably decreed in bheaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all cblessings are predicated—And when we obtain any ablessing from God, it is bybobedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” Doctrine and Covenants 130:20-21.
The wonderful thing about this rule is that if you want a certain blessing, you obey the law it is connected to and you will have that blessing! The interesting thing about it is that if you don’t obey the law, you will not be able to have that blessing. The scriptures are replete with God’s laws and the blessings that come from obeying them. They include stories and examples of people who follow the rules and reap the blessings, and with people who trust in their own desires and reap the consequences of those actions. And we get to choose which path we will follow.
Back to my musings. It occurred to me that because of my complacency I could well be missing out on some additional blessings Father in Heaven has in store for me. I perhaps need to prepare myself in order to move forward in my life, further along the path He has waiting for me as soon as I am ready for it. That is a very intriguing, somewhat exciting, and even a bit unnerving thought.
Yet, knowing that Heavenly Father always wants what is best for us, it is something I want to think more and pray more about, and discern what I need to change, or to do, to be ready for that next step in my life. I wouldn’t want to deny myself any of God’s blessings. I know He has amazing things in store for all of us! 🙂
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