Today I, ____________________, will make choices that lead me toward lasting happiness.
“Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct your life is one of God’s greatest gifts to you.” – For the Strength of Youth
Today and for the duration of this segment, I, ____________________, commit to work on remembering the gift of agency.
“A central part of our Father’s plan was that we would be free to choose. This gift is called agency, the power to choose. The companion of agency is always accountability. We are individually responsible for the choices we make.
“When Heavenly Father asked who would carry out the plan, Lucifer offered to redeem all mankind under his conditions, where agency would be denied and he would receive all the glory. This would frustrate God’s eternal plan of happiness.
“Jesus Christ offered Himself to be the Savior in the Father’s plan. He chose to submit to the plan of the Father. We put our faith in our elder brother Jesus Christ, knowing that His mission was essential to our being able to return to our Father’s kingdom.” – Agency and Accountability by Shayne M. Bowen