Choose Carefully, My Friend

Your Choice

Your Choice

How many times do we hear the caution: Be Careful! As adults, we are responsible for the choices we make. If we fail to make decisions, they will likely be made for us. While free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences. Whether good or bad, consequences follow as a natural result of the choices we make. It is easy to rationalize with such statements as, “It can’t hurt anyone but me.” ThoughtsBut consequences are hardly ever confined to ourselves. Since decisions will likely affect others, we must choose with wisdom. “Decisions determine destiny. You can’t make eternal decisions without eternal consequences. May I provide a simple formula by which you can measure the choices which confront you? You can’t be right by doing wrong; you can’t be wrong by doing right. Your personal conscience always warns you as a friend before it punishes you as a judge” (Thomas S. Monson). I will listen to the quiet voice of the Spirit as I decide how to think, speak, and act.

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