Sunday, July 10, 2011
Manly Man Training #19: Obey at your own risk!
What is it we risk exactly when we choose to obey the gospel and do and become what the words of scripture and prophets both living and dead have encouraged us to become?
So what are the risks? Well it boils down to the fact that when you choose to obey the Lord, it is at your own risk because it will change you. Minimally it will take other options off the table for that time period. Secondly the experience will teach you things that you didn't previously know or understand. It will give you experience to consider in the future and as a result of these experiences it will give you feelings and knowledge that will tend to carry you further along the path to God.
But you do not risk your individuality! You do not risk the things that make you who you are and the ideal recognizable pure D you. Indeed you find the best you, the most you, that you can be. You become and really accentuate all that makes you yourself.
Its a risk--go on, take it!