Which direction to go.
We all come to the crossroad at some point in our lives. Do we go straight, left, right, or make a u-turn and go back?
How do we know what to do?
Which way is going to give us the most challenges?
Which way is going to be the easiest?
Is it safer to just turn back and return to what is the most comfortable?
I think these are all valid questions, and one day, if we haven’t already, we will have to make this decision.
Let’s remember Nephi and his brothers. How many times did they come to the crossroads when they went to obtain the plates of brass from Laban?
It took three times! Let’s just say they went left, right, and then straight. They did NOT, however, turn around and give up.
Like the brass plates, we all have something to Lord wants us to go and do.
We can always take the attitude of Laman and Lemuel and grudgingly go and do.
Or, we can be like Nephi and go and do the things the Lord commands.
It’s entirely up to us and our attitude. Do we do things grudgingly, or do we put away our lousy attitude and try to see the Lord’s perspective in our efforts?
How will we return to our Heavenly Father?
Nephi told his brothers they could not return without the brass plates.
Will we return to our Heavenly Father without keeping the covenants we made with Him?
Will we return to our Heavenly Father and report that we gave up and turned around?
As difficult, scary, and challenging as it will be, we need to make a decision to go left, right, or straight, trusting the Lord to direct our paths to obtaining the “brass plates” He needs us to go and get.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
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