Agency, Liberty, and Happiness

choose-happiness[1]What instruction do you think we received when leaving our heavenly home before beginning our sojourn here on earth? I would like to think we had specific instruction about the roleagency-in-this-life-360x240[1] agency would play in our earthly life. Even though we would not remember that instruction, due to the veil of forgetfulness, I believe it is easily recognized when asked what is agency? Agency is the ability and privilege God gives us to choose and to act for ourselves. Agency is essential in the plan of salvation. Without agency, we would not be able to learn or progress or follow the Savior. With it, we are “free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil” (2 Nephi 2:27). “Men and women receive their agency as a gift from God, but their liberty and, in turn, their eternal happiness come from obedience to His laws” (L Tom Perry). Does the phrase “obedience to law is liberty” ring true in all of us now? I hope that the choices we make in exercising our agency will lead us toward the Savior and His eternal happiness.

2 thoughts on “Agency, Liberty, and Happiness

  1. Alan Post author

    JoAnn-
    My wife and I alternate writing all of our blogs. Thank you for reading them. I hope they are thought provoking, uplifting, and inspirational. Alan

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