It’s simple—follow the Prophet!

It’s simple—follow the Prophet!
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I enjoy starting my day with a conversation about the gospel. Many of you have seen comments from my cousin @tgf05.
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This morning we both searched for a specific quote that was on his mind. We finally found it, and I took a few minutes to ponder the one my cousin was searching for, but also a few others I found during our hunt.
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My main thought from all of this was, ”Why is it so hard to follow the prophet?”
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My cousin’s thought was, ”If we as members can’t obey over something that has zero effect on us, I can’t imagine what will happen when he asks us to do something hard.”
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Now, before a temper tantrum is thrown, let’s think about both of our thoughts.
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I’m sure we can come up with a million reasons to pushback against what we are asked to do by our leadership, especially the Prophet. Let’s take Covid-19 and mask-wearing, for example. Do I want to wear a mask? No, I absolutely can’t stand wearing one. I can come up with another million reasons why I am against it.
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With that thought in mind, let’s take a look at two Prophets of old—Abraham and Nephi.
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Do you know where I’m going with this? How many of you think Abraham was STOKED to get direction to sacrifice his son? Do you believe Abraham had a million reasons going through his head as to why this was a bad idea? I’m sure he did; however, he was obedient and was stopped by the Lord just before he drove a knife into his son’s chest.
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Nephi? Yeah, I’m sure he felt the same way about killing Laban. Guess what, though? The Lord didn’t stop him from executing that direction.
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So what’s our big problem? I bet Abraham and Nephi would have exchanged us directions. I’m almost confident they would have thrown on a mask over what they were asked to do.
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I don’t understand direction sometimes, but that’s not the point. The point is obedience.
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”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… HBL, See D&C 21:6

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