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Inspirational Message Archive
"Discernment is so much more than recognizing right from wrong. It helps us distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant, the important from the unimportant, and the necessary from that which is merely nice."
"A pivotal spiritual attribute is that of self-mastery—the strength to place reason over appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying situations."
"Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny."
"A strong human spirit with control over appetites of the flesh is master over emotions and passions and not a slave to them. That kind of freedom is as vital to the spirit as oxygen is to the body! Freedom from self-slavery is true liberation!"
"We cannot force God’s children to choose the way to happiness. God cannot do that because of the agency He has given us."
"It is a great source of spiritual power to live lives of integrity and righteousness and to keep our eyes on where we want to be in the eternities."
"The choice is yours, and the choice is mine, remembering that our choices, our decisions, determine our destiny. God will guide you in your determination to serve Him and keep His commandments as you listen, as you learn, as you labor, and as you love."
"In moments of fear or doubt or troubling times, hold to the ground you have already won, even if that ground is limited. … When these moments come and issues surface, the resolution of which is not immediately forthcoming, hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes."
"The wise use of your freedom to make your own decisions is crucial to your spiritual growth, now and for eternity. You are never too young to learn, never too old to change. Your yearnings to learn and change come from a divinely instilled striving for eternal progression. Each day brings opportunity for decisions for eternity."
"The feeling of love from our Heavenly Father is like a gravitational pull from heaven. As we remove the distractions that pull us toward the world and exercise our agency to seek Him, we open our hearts to a celestial force which draws us to Him. Nephi described its impact as ‘even unto the consuming of [his] flesh’ (2 Nephi 4:21). This same power caused Alma to sing a ‘song of redeeming love’ (Alma 5:26; see also Alma 5:9). It touched Mormon in such a way that he counseled us ‘to pray … with all the energy of our heart,’ that we might be filled with His love (Moroni 7:48)."