“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and puthim to an open shame.” – Hebrews 6:4-6
“And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.” – 4 Nephi 1:3
“For it was by faith that Christ showed himself unto our fathers, after he had risen from the dead; and he showed not himself unto them until after they had faith in him; wherefore, it must needs be that some had faith in him, for he showed himself not unto the world. But because of the faith of men he has shown himself unto the world, and glorified the name of the Father, and prepared a way that thereby others might be partakers of the heavenly gift, that they might hope for those things which they have not seen. Wherefore, ye may also have hope, and be partakers of the gift, if ye will but have faith.” – Ether 12:7-9
I like this, and I understand what your getting at here. I wish sometimes that I had a timeline. To go along with the dream of Denver Snuffer, waiting on the Lord at the bottom of the mountain can be trying at times. Sometimes I wish I had a timeline! But then where would the faith be in that?
I’ve thought a lot about having a “timeline” of life and knowing the future. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather not know! Life is so weird and takes such crazy twists and turns. If someone told you the future, would you believe it? Would you accept it?
I think life prepares you to accept the future. We’re just so impatient but I don’t think we comprehend the implications of what we are asking for sometimes. I often get impatient but I have to remind myself of this from time to time. Finding meaning in the now has been my quest.