Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved.
2 Nephi 10:24
This scripture stood out to me in this morning's reading. I think that, often, we have to work at synchronizing our will with God's. It isn't always an easy task. Sometimes it is hard to see the ideal from God's perspective, because we are so blinded by our own desires. It is hard to let go of what we want in order to contemplate and accept what God wants… even when we know that what we want will just make things worse. It is the whole "natural man" thing. The immediacy of our perceived need seems to swallow up our perspective and we can't see past it without a lot of effort and concentrated thought on our parts. It is good to take a step back before we act rashly, and think actively about reconciling our will with God's. If we make sure, every day, that our minds and hearts are open and there is nothing hindering our relationship with God, then we will be aware enough to avoid the pitfalls of life.