Life presents challenges and setbacks, and we all must face some dark days and storms. Through it all, if we “let God prevail in our lives,” the light of the Holy Ghost will reveal that there is purpose and meaning in our trials, that they will ultimately transform us into better, more complete individuals with a firmer faith and brighter hope in Christ, knowing that God was there with us in our dark days all along.
Timothy J. Dyches, "Light Cleaveth unto Light", General Conference, April 2021
We know what we need to do to better ourselves, at least I do. It's just a matter of doing it. I've heard over and over how to get the light of Christ in my life. Can you imagine how frustrating it is for Heavenly Father to tell us, or me, again and again only to have me, not necessarily ignore Him, but I pay attention to other things?
You've heard the term, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease". The thing that holds our attention, holds us. Many times I pay attention to that squeaky wheel because it's just so darn loud. It's difficult not to pay attention to it. It's right there in your face.
That's how Satan operates. He's there in your face so that the quiet, unassuming voice of Heavenly Father is not given much attention to.
We have to intentionally listen for that quiet voice. And amidst the loudness and screaming, that's hard to do. Learning to block out all the noise and focus on the still, small voice, is the purpose of this life.