Unofficial and unauthoritative opinion on LDS, Latter-Day Saint, or Mormon Doctrine concerning the Nature of God, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, the Plan of Salvation, the Apostasy and Restoration, and Priesthood Authority.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
“For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:7–9).
The Atonement of Christ is not about planting thorns and thistles and getting tomatoes and cucumbers. The gospel of Christ is about rooting out the weeds in the soil of our lives and teaching us how to plant and cultivate the good kinds of fruit of gospel living.
When it comes to living our religion, we are not to be "Cafeteria Mormons" where we pick and choose only that which pleases us. Instead as Elder Maxwell says when it comes to the words of modern prophets, "we are to take even the spiritual spinach and leave a clean plate."