November 4

6:06 PM

Today I am thankful for answers to prayers. There are lots of ways in which Heavenly Father answers my prayers, and I am grateful for each one of them, even the ones I don't like.

Today I got an answer I've been asking about for almost a month. When the announcement was made that girls could go on missions at 19, I started thinking about it for the first time in a few years. I had thought about it before and felt like it wasn't for me, and then with the new age change, I thought about it again. A lot. I prayed and read my scriptures and tried really hard to figure out what course my life needed to take.

So after lots of prayer, fasting, and study, I have reached the conclusion that I'm not going on a mission. I would absolutely love it and I know I would be blessed for it, but for some reason I'm not supposed to go. At least not any time soon. Who knows maybe when I'm 23 and single I'll rethink it again. But right now I know there are other things I'm supposed to do. I am just so thankful that I had the opportunity to study it out in my mind and make a decision, and have that decision confirmed by the Spirit. I can't tell you how many times a mission would be on my mind, and I would flip open my scriptures to a random page, and the first verse I read would say something about "remain where you are" or "stand fast in the place you are" or "establish your home first" or something like that.

Anyway the long story short is that prayers are answered and I am so grateful for that. Especially today.

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