Today I want to start from a story in Elder Jeffery R. Holland's life:
"Returning from an exploring trip on back country roads, he and his father came to an unexpected fork and could not remember which road to take. It was late in the day, and darkness would soon be enveloping them. Seizing a teaching moment, Jeffrey Holland asked his son to pray for direction. Afterward, he asked his son what he felt, and Matt replied that he felt strongly they should go left. Replying that he had felt the same way, his father turned the truck to the left. Ten minutes later, they came to a dead end and returned to take the other route.
Matt thought for a time and then asked his father why they would get that kind of answer to a prayer. His father replied that with the sun going down, that was undoubtedly the quickest way for the Lord to give them information—in this case, which one was the wrong road. Now, though the other road might not be familiar and could be difficult in places, they could proceed confidently, knowing it was the right one."
My favorite part about this is they could "proceed confidently, knowing it was the right [choice]"I am thankful for this story and what can be learned from it. I love this great example of how our prayers are not answered how we want them to be but how we need them to. Sometimes we are shown the wrong way so that we will know one hundred percent what is the right way. I love simple stories like these that help us to learn principles.