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    What God Wants for You

    Carlisa Cramer and Margaret Willden

    What does it mean to turn your will over to God? And what are the blessings? These six youth share what blessings come when we seek God’s will and do it.

    Our Father in Heaven gave us the ability to choose so that we could use our agency to align ourselves with His will. When we do, the blessings are countless. Following God’s will means doing what the Lord would have us do, both when it’s easy and when it’s tough or inconvenient. But here’s the thing: when it comes to following God’s will, there’s always a way (see 1 Nephi 3:7).

    We all face the challenge of aligning our will with God’s. Click on the links to see what youth shared about the struggles they face and how choosing to follow God’s will has blessed them. They experience, as you do, that following God’s will applies not only in the big decisions we need to make but also in the everyday choices to do what He asks in small ways.

    When you follow God’s will …

    1. You can find answers to questions.
      Read Kade M.’s story.
    2. You can find strength to stand for what’s right even when it’s not popular.
      Read Annie B.’s story.
    3. You can increase your desire to follow the Savior.
      Read Chase G.’s story.
    4. You can feel peace in making decisions.
      Read Katie G.’s story.
    5. You can find an appreciation for the opportunities that God has given you to grow.
      Read Annie P.’s story.
    6. You’ll find that the Lord has better things in store for you.
      Read Mekeli H.’s story.

    Be Faithful, and Blessings Will Come

    We’re each different, so each of our experiences in aligning our will to the Lord’s may be different too. But no matter what, if we choose to trust in the Lord and act on what He’s asked of us, we will be blessed. Sometimes we don’t see immediate blessings, but as Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has taught, “Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Christ, they come” (“An High Priest of Good Things to Come,” Oct. 1999 general conference). The Lord knows what we want, but He also knows what we need in order to help us grow and become better people. And we don’t have to do it alone—we can trust Him, and He will lead the way.

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    How have you aligned your will with the Lord’s? What blessings came from it? Share your experience below.

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