I have been debating one big decision lately. A decision I believe I now have an answer to. After receiving this answer I realized I wasn't getting my way and so I said in a teasing manner "Well what if I just decide to be an ice road trucker?" The very prompt response was... "what if I want you to be an ice road trucker?" That is when the prayer turns and I start panicking and saying that isn't really what I wanted, I was just teasing. Fortunately for me He already knows that.
But I understood what He meant. What he was asking me is are you willing to do my will no matter what it is? What if He asked me to do something I thought was impossible? What if He asked me to do something outside my comfort zone? What if He asked me to do something I really didn't want to do? Would I have the faith to follow the prompting? I want to say absolutely but in that context I start thinking things like "but I wouldn't even know where to start and I don't have the resources" and I might, just might doubt that I could do it.
Then I think well I bet Nephi felt the same way when asked to go get the plates, and I am sure he felt that way when asked to build a ship. And Jonah, what about him? We all know he didn't readily accept his assignment. So am I going to be a Nephi or a Jonah? I want to be a Nephi. And while I know my Heavenly Father doesn't want me to be an ice road trucker I wonder what things he is preparing me to accept. What things does he have in store for me that will stretch me to my limits? I don't know but I am excited and willing to accept his will for my life. He has done such a good job so far!