Right of Choice.
Responsibility of Choice,
And ever be Conscious of the
Results of Choice."
Thomas S. Monson
Sometimes, it is hard for me to be grateful for choice. Maybe it is that I really wish that I could go backwards and not make the same mistakes. I with there was a way to erase the past and put it so far behind me that I can't find it anymore. I think that the hardest person for me to forgive is always myself. Today I am trying to be grateful for the right of choice. I know that it is the only path that we follow.
When I am busy wishing that someone would tell me what to do, or make the choice for me, I realize that that would really fill me with resentment and even anger. I don't want others to choose for me, I just want to do the right thing, at the right time and for the right reasons. I know that although I get to choose, I don't get to choose the consequences. Those are there whenever we make our choices.
Today, I want to feel gratitude for the God-given gift of free-agency. He didn't just "make" me do anything. It is all my choice. I sometimes don't understand His wisdom, I often don't understand His mercy, And I can't even begin to understand His grace, but I know it is there. I know He loves me through all the bad choices as well as the good ones. I know that He is there. As I fill my heart with gratitude, it helps me to choose to be a little bit closer to Him. And that is one choice that I am so very happy to make.