5 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do.
When I think of perfection, I can get overwhelmed pretty quickly. I certainly fall far short of the perfect love, judgment, and wisdom of God, and I can think of many things I wish I did better. But as Nephi reviewed his actions earlier in his writings, he applied a different, more sensible criterion. He said simply, “Thus far I and my father had kept the commandments wherewith the Lord had commanded us” (1 Nephi 5:20). Heavenly Father had given him a set of achievable (albeit challenging) assignments, and he had completed them all. How satisfying it must have been to recognize that he had fulfilled all of those commandments!
Today, I will remember that the Holy Ghost can teach me what God wants me to do. I will avoid becoming overwhelmed by the complexities of life, and will instead focus on the specific things the Lord wants me personally to do. I will seek to know what those things are by the Spirit of the Lord, and I will commit to obey each of those commandments as I receive them.