In the Book of Mormon (another Testament of Jesus Christ) in the book of Helaman13:29 we read "...Yea, how long will ye choose darkness rather than light?" I have been pondering this question since Sunday. Daily I make choices that either draw me closer to God or pull me away or distract me from my divine purpose. I have been trying to better discern what choices represent darkness, what choices distract me from my heavenly purpose. Life is full of distractions. Distractions are everywhere. My teacher said "Distraction is our greatest enemy." When tragedies occur people are able to weed out the distractions because all of a sudden what is really important is vivid but perhaps life would be more fulfilling if we started to focus now on what is truly important and discard the distractions in our life.
We were asked to consider the following statement, "Where we put our time and energy is where our heart is." This really hit me. When I am wasting time on Facebook, pinterest, day dreaming, browsing the internet and watching television I am training my heart to need these things, to obsess over these things. I don't want my heart there. I want my heart with my God, my family, my divine role as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, disciple of Christ. If I really want my heart to be in these areas I must spend my time in these areas it is as simple as that!
In Romans 7:14 Paul teaches us "For we know the law is Spiritual; but I am Carnal, sold under sin." We are all carnal, we all have tendencies to choose darkness but with the help of Jesus Christ we can repent and humble ourselves and become as He is. I love the lyrics of a favorite song of mine "come follow me the savoir said then let us in his footsteps tread..." The Atonement is vital to our spiritual progression, as we come to know our Savior we can rewire our self so that a spiritual current will work within us and help us continually choose light over darkness.