When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.
President Ezra Taft Benson
Obedience is important. Sometimes it is very difficult. If we are doing it for the right reasons, then we will always find the strength to keep going. This kind of goes along with my thought yesterday. People who are obedient on the outside just to fit in or to keep other people from bothering them will not be able to keep the facade up for very long. Only with the right motivation can we be as obedient as we need to.
Of course we have to start somewhere. Be obedient because it is the right thing to do! After a while, you’ll start being obedient to the commandments because of your love for your Heavenly Father. When you get to that point, the help you will receive, since you’ve proven that you are serious, will be substantial. The opposition will work harder against you, also. However, the help you receive will be more than enough to keep you going.