Preparing for your future starts with the decisions you make now.
Young adulthood has been described as a decade of decisions, but it can also be a decade of dreams. As Elder Erich W. Kopischke counsels in “What Do You Envision in Life?” it is important to have a clear vision of the goal you’re working for. To have a life full of happiness, it is imperative to know what truly brings the most joy and how to obtain it for yourself.
Elder Kopischke reminds us that the greatest joy in life is found in the family. Our purpose in mortality is to be part of families, no matter the size, shape, or age. While a happy family living the gospel is the ideal vision, it is not easy to achieve. Relationships can be messy, and worldly voices demand that education, careers, and other goals come before healthy family relationships.
Despite challenges and opposition, you can hold fast to your vision of what’s most important in your future. Family relationships are essential to true happiness, and it takes great sacrifice to strengthen these relationships. While education and careers are also important, things will fall into place as you follow the voice of the Lord. Your dreams and visions today affect your future happiness, and now is the time to sacrifice to make those dreams a reality.
For more on how to catch a vision of your future, read Elder Kopischke’s full address, “What Do You Envision in Life?”
Source: BYU Speeches
—BrookeAnn Henriksen, Mormon Insights
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To read more about turning to the Lord to help you catch a vision in the future, see Aimee Robbins’s Mormon Insights article, “When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan.”