Think of a time that you told a little lie to your parents, or some thing else that you knew was wrong. We start digging a hole for ourselves. I have heard of the quote. "The first Law of Holes. Is when in one, stop digging!" These small actions at the time may seem innocent and that it is no big deal. Though some people justify their actions. We need to realize that we often live far below our potential. Though we know we do. How do we correct that and come to the level we are capable of being at? The answer is actually really simple. "For the Lord God hath said that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land..." That is the answer. Is to keep the commandments of God. Then shall we be blessed by the Lord. Now once we know what we must do to get out of the hole. How do we do it?
I believe that we must rely on Christ. Who preformed the Atonement. He suffered for both you and I. He is "The way, The Truth, The Light." Might I add another, He is the ladder that allows us to progress upwards. He is the one who we must look to in our time of need. "No matter how Dark the night, the Dawn is always invincible." Christ is that shining light. Let him help in your time of need. Because He has already been there and suffered that.