Have you ever felt stuck? In a place where you don’t want to be? Wonder why you’re where you are? Not sure what you should do?
One of my favorite quotes that I love came to me one day as a missionary. After a round table my Mission President had left his scriptures open and written on one of the pages were these words,
”He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.”
We often hear that happiness is a choice, but how do you choose an emotion? If that were the case I’d choose anger every time at the gym. We don’t choose happiness we choose to do things that make us happy. Happiness is a state that we create, not a light switch we turn on. It begins within us and if we let it, it transforms the world around us. Light cleaveth to light and as it grows everything else that does not fit or belong falls away.
We grow together or apart, towards or away, but the direction is completely within our power. Whether we are in a broken relationship, in a dead end career path or our living situation isn’t ideal we can still find happiness in the little things that matter.
One thing that I love about the gospel is the simplicity of it. Once we’ve set our sights on eternal things, everything else takes its proper place. Our lives aren’t complicated, our perception is.
God has a plan.
And happiness is woven throughout that plan.