There are two ways we can live this life ACTING, or being acted upon.
President Harold B. Lee said, “Next to life itself, free agency is God’s greatest gift to mankind.”
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE.
President Brigham Young once expressed this truth by relating it to himself. He Said: “If Brother Brigham shall take a wrong track, and be shut out of the Kingdom of heaven, no person will be to blame but Brother Brigham. I am the only being in heaven, earth, or hell, that can be blamed.” He continued: “This will equally apply to every Latter-day Saint. Salvation is an individual operation.
No one can be blamed for your choices. You cannot control how other people act, or what they say and do but you can control YOU. You are responsible for yourself.
President Monson tells us "within the confines of whatever circumstances we find ourselves, we will always have the right to choose"
2 Nephi 2:27 says “Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.”
Don't be a victim to Life. You are not being controlled by Life, YOU HAVE CHOICES. You are in charge of your happiness. Remember God's commandments are the road map to happiness. Satan wants us to be miserable, it is God that wants us to be happy, Follow him.
Elder Perry tells us "Men and Women receive their agency as a gift from God, but their liberty and, in turn, their eternal happiness come from obedience to his laws."
You are capable of making good choices. Respect yourself. Use your agency to work in your favor. Believe in yourself. Make things happen.
President Monson says “If you want a virtue, act as if you already have it. If you want to be brave, act as if you are brave. If you want to be happy, act happy...Choose Happiness, but happniess will mean little unless you can face yourself and know that you have held true to your integrity"