We Are Entitled to Determine Our Destiny


Each one of us experience those moments when you face a crossroads in which you have to make a choice. This can occur is various situations, such as choosing where you want to study and gain an education, what you would like to do for a career, who you want to marry, the relationship that you would like to have with the church. Basically there is a deep power that each or us hold which is the ability to guide our live is the directions that we want to move. We do not have to be trapped in a life we detest, although in those most difficult moments of life it can feel like this is not true. Life can be incredibly difficult but I do believe that there is something divine within each of us that can help us move to where God would want us to be.

Barbara Smith expressed a similar message of empowerment that can come from the powerful aspects of the gospel. She taught “Each individual is entitled to determine the ultimate destiny of his or her life. We can choose to use the powers within to have a happy life of continual growth and development that leads to eternal progression, or we can choose to follow the crowd of other people struggling to a top that leads to nowhere. Knowledge builds upon knowledge. There is no end to the capacity of men and women to learn. The great vision of the gospel is that we grow in wisdom, in knowledge, and in favor with God and man. We must put ourselves to that task because we have the power.”


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