Here is my inspiration for the day. This is the thought that excites me, that encourages me, that helps me move forward on the right path. It comes from a talk given by Sister Elaine S. Dalton on January 15, 2013 at a BYU Devotional.
"Today we stand at the beginning of a brand-new year—part of an epic
journey here in mortality. As we approach this clean, fresh page of our
lives, unmarred and unspoiled, we have before us a new opportunity to
rally the best within us. Everything that has gone before has prepared
you for this moment in time. And I might hasten to testify to you that
this is indeed a magnificent moment. It is yours. And set before you is
the opportunity of a lifetime to become a force for good in the world.
As a modern-day prophet of God foretold, “Make no mistake about it—this
is a marked generation.” He further said:
There has never been more expected of the faithful in such a short period of time than there is of us. . . .
Each day the forces of evil and the forces of good enlist new
recruits. Each day we personally make many decisions showing the cause
we support. The final outcome is certain—the forces of righteousness
will win. But what remains to be seen is where each of us personally, now and in the future, will stand in this battle—and how tall we will stand. Will we be true to our last days and fulfill our foreordained missions?"
I don't know about you, but that gives me great purpose and motivation and a reminder to make my sure my decisions place me on the side of righteousness.