Heavenly Father has a very specific plan for each of us. He knows where He wants us to go, what he wants us to learn, how He wants us to feel, and the purpose He wants us to fulfill. He’s watching me, and you, very closely to see how we’re doing and what we might need to help us along the way. I’ve heard a lot of analogies to describe this relationship.
For example, it’s like we’re in a maze and He’s in a tower in the middle of the maze directing us. It’s also like He’s an eagle flying ahead to report the danger we can’t see from the ground. It’s like we’re in a Choose Your Own Adventure book, and He already knows all of the endings.
But what it really comes down to, metaphors aside, is that He loves and knows each of us so perfectly. He cares so much about where we end up, and He is concerned with what we have to go through on the way.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected aend. 12 Then shall ye acall upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will bhearken unto you. 13 And ye shall aseek me, and find me, when ye shall bsearch for me with all your cheart. 14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will agather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord…
He’s begging us to let Him help us. It’s often said that, “Life’s Not Fair”. It’s true, it isn’t, but who is really getting the short end of the stick? Heavenly Father has given us every single thing we could possibly need to succeed- But so many of us throw it back in His face and try to do it our own way.
And yet, He doesn’t sit back, give up, throw up His hands and exclaim, “Life’s Not Fair!” He just keeps patiently loving us, and waiting on us. And He always will, “Thereby showing that he is the asame God yesterday, today, and bforever. Amen.” – D&C 20:12