DECIDE TO FOLLOW CHRIST

How do I decide to follow Christ?
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I live in Utah, and as many of you Utahns have read, our area Presidency has asked us to wear masks.
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I’m not perfect, brothers and sisters. I am far from it. I don’t have all the answers, and I assume I won’t until the 2nd coming is here.
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What do I have? I have good friends, I have great family members, and I have a wonderful wife. I lean on them every single day for my inspiration. They keep me grounded, and if you know me, that’s extremely hard for me.
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I don’t understand what’s happening in this world besides chaos and confusion; however, I do know the Lord is aware of it all, and he’s watching HOW I RESPOND—I want to respond to all of these requests. I have feelings of frustration and anger, just like many of you.
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Because I have great family members, I get quotes like this from Harold B Lee: ”You may not like what comes from the authority of the Church. It may contradict your political views. It may contradict your social views. It may interfere with some of your social life. But if you listen to these things, as if from the mouth of the Lord Himself, with patience and faith, the promise is that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory” (D&C 21:6).
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My wife also asked me to remember the Anti-Nephi-Lehi’s and how hard it must have been for them to do what they did: ”As a testimony to God, the Anti-Nephi-Lehi’s buried their swords and all their weapons of war deep in the earth.” Alma 24:17–18.
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I want to follow the Lord’s leaders, and I sustain them in their callings. Following guidance can sometimes feel overbearing in my heart and my mind. I don’t want to follow grudgingly, and for that to happen, I have to do what I’ve been asked. I have to pray, fast, study the word, and in return, the Lord will soften my heart.
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He will also soften your heart and allow understanding.
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I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.’ (Doc. and Cov. 82:10.) He operates by law and not by arbitrariness or caprice.
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Hear Him!!

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