Led by the Spirit

So I’ve been transferred to Columbia Falls, Montana. I’ve only been here for… let’s see… not even half a day. I have no idea where anything is, but thankfully I’ve got my trusty companion to help me get it all down before he heads out in about six weeks. Once again, I’ve found myself out of my comfort zone. I’m in a new place and surrounded by new people. But I know I’m here for a reason, and whether or not I find out what it is I know I can accomplish my task if I rely on the Lord.

This reminds me of a very short verse in the Book of Mormon.

And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do. (1 Nephi 4:6)

Nephi and his brothers were in Jerusalem. They needed to obtain a record kept by a man named Laban. Their previous attempts at getting it had failed and nearly cost them their lives, but an angel had appeared to them and assured them that the record would be delivered into their hands. Nephi went into the city alone, unsure of what to do but nonetheless trusting that the Lord would somehow provide a way. He knew his mission, but he had no idea how he would accomplish it.

My mission, my purpose, is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There are numerous ways to do this. Honestly, I have no idea what I’ll be doing in Columbia Falls in the next few months, but I’ll trust in the Lord and trust that the Holy Spirit will guide me.

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. (1 Nephi 3:7)

God does not give us a commandment without giving us a way to accomplish it. He will always provide a way.