Free agency. It’s a phrase that most do not hear or read about and many do not understand. Yet it’s one of, if not the most important gift that God has given us. It is our freedom to choose, to act and not be acted upon. So when something goes wrong… and we get ticked off… who is to blame?
We can only blame ourselves, because we’ve been given the ability to choose how we feel and act. In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Nephi tells us this about agency,
Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself. (2 Nephi 2:27)
We are free to choose. We can choose happiness or misery, life or death, God or Satan. Satan wants us to be miserable and unhappy just like he is. God and Jesus Christ want us to be filled with joy, just as They have. And God has given us the ability to decide what we want.
So choose to be happy! There is nothing stopping us from being positive except ourselves. God has given us everything we need to see the good from the evil, as daylight is contrasted against the night. Remember that you can choose to be miserable… or you can choose to be happy. Remember that you are free.