Every now and again we have to take a missionary to the airport. This particular trip started at 4 in the morning. It was dark and foggy. Our headlights barely penetrated the darkness!
I programmed the GPS to take us to the airport, and we started out confidently.
As we got closer to the airport, the rising sun started burning through the fog and NOTHING looked familiar. Outlines of old-fashioned army planes stood out against the pink morning sky. This was definitely not the San Jose International Airport! (It was actually the Tobias Bolaños airport – which none of us had every heard of.) Steve pulled a u-ey as I adjusted the GPS, and we were on our way, this time, to the right airport!
Some times in life course adjustments have to be made. Even though you plan your work and work your plan – sometimes things still do not work out the way you anticipate. And sometimes you simply get distracted from your goals! When you find yourself going down the wrong road you need to make a course adjustment.
During the drive to the airport, I had to make a change to my GPS to reach the correct airport. Change, in the Gospel sense, is repentance. Repentance requires a change of heart and can only happen through faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a positive, growing experience.
Whether you are diligently moving along the covenant path, have slipped or stepped from the covenant path, or can’t even see the path from where you are now, I plead with you to repent. Experience the strengthening power of daily repentance—of doing and being a little better each day. When we choose to repent, we choose to change! We allow the Savior to transform us into the best version of ourselves.Russell M Nelson