BYU-Idaho's devotional speaker on July 5, 2022, Jackquel Fluckinger, an admissions specialist at BYU-Idaho, gave an address where she spoke about life not turning out the way we imagine.
“One thing that didn’t go according to plan was getting married. It’s not always easy to be a single person in a family-focused church. I have served in several primary and young women’s callings working with the youth but having no children of my own,” Fluckiger said in her devotional address.
Despite the challenges, Fluckiger said she has found comfort in the words of President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, when he speaks about having faith in God and trusting Him to fulfill His promises as we do our best to follow His commandments.
“Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. It is hard to trust that things will work out when we can’t see the whole picture or see into the future,” Fluckiger said.
That trust is something rooted in personal beliefs and experiences with God, and in an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio Fluckiger reminded listeners that while our insights and views on life are limited, God sees the whole picture and can provide us with divine guidance as we walk our path.
“Just know that there is a plan and Heavenly Father wants us to succeed and He will help us in any way that he can,” Flickinger said in an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio.