Catching a Vision of Your Future

Preparing for your future starts with the decisions you make now.

A quote by Erich W. Kopischke reads “I want you to embrace your vision with all your heart. It will inspire and guide you in all the critical decisions that you are making during this wonderful season of your life.”

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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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Find more insights

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.”

For more information about the importance of the family, watch or read Elder L. Tom Perry’s talk “Why Marriage and Family Matter.”

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  1. I’ve definitely seen this in my life. My school, my work, everything else is exciting and fun, but nothing compares to the happiness found in the family. Especially as I’ve been able to get married and pursue starting my own family, I’ve seen this principle become even more real. There is a great reason for Church leaders to tell us to pursue the family lifestyle: nothing else brings as much happiness.

  2. I’ve had a recent experience where this was made very clear to me. When everything else fails the family we create is one thing that we can rely on. God wants this for all of us, and ultimately it brings us the most happiness in this life and in the world to come.

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