Have you ever had a tough decision and the best choice was not obvious? I have. I am a senior in high school which means that I have to choose which college I want to attend this fall. Until recently I was set on going to a university, getting out of the house and rooming with my best friend so I could have the total college experience.
One Sunday afternoon I was talking to my dad and I got this feeling that my definition of the total college experience just wasn’t what was best for me right now. I prayed about it to my Heavenly Father and I came to the conclusion that if I wanted to serve a mission for my church the best choice for me would be to go to the community college near my house. I have followed that prompting and will begin attending the community college this fall. I know that I made the right choice and that my Heavenly Father was with me through the whole process.
When I have big decisions in my life I always try to choose the one that is consistent with what the Lord wants for me. Elder Richard G. Scott, an apostle of the Lord and leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints said, “When faced with choices, you select the path consistent with the teachings of the Savior.” When I align my choices with promptings I receive from the Holy Ghost, I am happier with the choice I make and I never doubt my decision. I always pray about my decision. I never ask Heavenly Father what to do, I always ask if what I am doing is right. I get a better answer when I ask if I am doing the right thing rather than when I ask what to do. I know that the Lord always wants what’s best for me and if you trust that he will let you know the best decision then you will be more willing to accept the Lords advice even if the decision is not the one you were hoping for.
I know that when you are doing what is right and keeping the Lord in all your decisions you will be happier. You will know with all your heart that the Lord loves you and wants what is best for you. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints shares the true and everlasting gospel. I love the gospel and all the happiness it brings into my life. I am so blessed every day by living the teachings of the gospel. I know that as I keep the Lord in my decisions I will be able to choose the path that is best for me.