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October 1, 2021 - Choose

When we choose to follow Christ, we choose to be changed.

Thierry K. Mutumbo, "Ye Shall Be Free", General Conference, April 2021

I don't know how many times I say to myself that I want to be better. I don't know how many times I feel impressed to be better. I don't know how many times I feel good after doing those things that actually make me a better person.

It's like God is constantly and consistently impressing upon me to do better, to be the person He knows I am. As if His focus is solely on me to be able to constantly lead me along. Well, we know it isn't. Every single person is His sole focus, individually, but at the same time. I don't know how He does it. But, anyway, I'm off point.

Yet, I don't listen to God more than half the time when I get those feelings to be better. It makes no sense as to why I don't. Only good comes from walking towards being better, being more like Christ. So why wouldn't I want that?

All I have to do is choose to follow Christ and the change for the better immediately begins. But the adversary knows that too so he buckles down on his efforts, making it that much harder. Christ is stronger than the adversary and all his minions combined so their puny efforts to trip me up are irrelevant. I'm the one that makes them relevant. Point of this life is to learn not to make them relevant and then do it. There's no simpler way than to choose to follow Christ.

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