As 2013 comes to an end and you begin making all sorts of resolutions for how to make a better you and a better year for 2014 let me share some thoughts from Richard Edgley that I hope will challenge you, as they did me.
“Because of the conflicts and challenges we face in today’s world, I wish to suggest a single choice—a choice of peace and protection and a choice that is appropriate for all. That choice is faith. Be aware that faith is not a free gift given without thought, desire, or effort. It does not come as the dew falls from heaven. The Savior said, “Come unto me” (Matthew 11:28) and “Knock, and it shall be [given] you” (Matthew 7:7). These are action verbs—come, knock. They are choices. So I say, choose faith. Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism.”
A choice for 2014. A simple but sometimes extremely difficult choice. Faith. It’s the answer no matter what 2014 holds.
What’s your resolution this year? I’d love to hear from you!