I was preparing the YW Newsletter for June, and I usually find a quote to put in there. I came across this quote from Pres. Uchtdorf’s address that he gave at the YW’s General Broadcast of this year. Can I just say that ——- I. LOVE. THIS. QUOTE!
This quote spoke volumes to me. A lot of times, especially me, I always think, if I can just get to this goal, I will be happy, all will be well, my life will be perfect, yadda, yadda, yadda. Sometimes, it takes a while to get to the goal, or the goal may never happen till the next life. Until then, we live an unhappy life because we think we can ONLY be happy when we get to our destiny.
I guess it’s like going on a road trip to Disneyland. We know that Disneyland is where we want to be. We know that we are going to have fun when we get there. The journey there it going to take a while, especially if you’re driving from AZ. Its a good 6 hour drive. How miserable would it be if the whole trip there, we spent angry and upset because we were not at Disneyland.
That would be the WORST. TRIP. EVER!
The same applies in life. In Pres. Uchtdorf’s talk, he said,
“Look for the HAPPINESS your Heavenly Father has prepared for you in EVERY step of the journey.”
Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. He wants us to enjoy the journey while we are here. I have decided that I am going to stop focussing so much on the destination, not that it’s not important, but I need to make the journey a happy ride.