Everyone has a plan for their life. Everyone has a dream. Everyone wants a happy ending. Yes, it sounds cliché, but it is true! I believe that deep down, each one of us wants an adventure. We want a life worth living, a goal worth achieving—a grand destiny that makes everything we go through in life worth enduring. Some of us may be avidly working toward that dream. Some of us may still be searching for what that dream is. Some of us may have given up—may have buried those hopes deep within us because we have resigned ourselves to the daily grind of mundane life.
Well, I am here to tell you that all of us, every single human being on the face of this earth, have a divine destiny. We are all part of a marvelous plan—a grand, eternal journey with incomprehensible joy as our reward. However, like any worthwhile journey, we will face opposition. After all, can we fully appreciate joy and peace unless we experience, at least for a while, despair and turmoil? Every good adventure includes darkness and light, failure and triumph, good and evil, strength and weakness. A hero is not made through enjoying a life of ease, but through learning to overcome obstacles and come off conqueror.
We are children of God. He created us, and we lived with Him before we came to Earth. He is our loving Heavenly Father, and He has sent us here for a reason. He wants us to enjoy all His blessings. In order to do that, we needed to progress and become more like Him. And so, here we are! We are in the middle of our mortal adventures, herein to learn, grow, progress, and gain experiences that will enable us to reach our divine potential.
My fellow seekers of light, let us not be weary in our journey. Although at some times it may not feel like it, this life is full of wonder and purpose. In a world that is increasingly full of darkness, let us keep the light of hope. In the words of Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a living Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ,
What kind of existence can we hope for? Those who come unto Christ, repent of their sins, and live in faith will reside forever in peace. Think of the worth of this eternal gift. Surrounded by those we love, we will know the meaning of ultimate joy as we progress in knowledge and in happiness. No matter how bleak the chapter of our lives may look today, because of the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we may hope and be assured that the ending of the book of our lives will exceed our grandest expectations. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
What will true followers of Christ do if we love Him? We will keep His commandments. We will enter in by the gate which He has laid before us—namely: faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. This is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the only path that leads to eternal happiness. This is our divine destiny.
I HAVE SET MY PATH. Have you?