Couple of thoughts.
First of all, 1 Nephi 1 is one of the most beautiful chapters in all scripture (IMO). Lehi learns of the destruction of Jerusalem but rejoices... In this world filled with evil, he also sees that the Lord will deliver those who are trying to do right. The massive scale of world-driven politics, inequity, poverty, sickness, and even destruction is minuscule compared to what God will do for those who patiently follow Him. And "I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." It is a beautiful introduction to the BofM.
But more importantly, I think when it comes to faith, we can't defer to God as the primary actor. Who cares if other people seem to have more "witness"? That assumes God is reaching down from yonder heavens to make you feel good when you like something and bad when you don't. You eat too much Cake? God makes you feel sick. You go to a great sushi restaurant and you love their dragon roll? Must be God telling you it's good; in fact, God must have led you there and whispered to order that particular item. Is it God telling you to like Dickens and hate Austin?
Consider this parable. A twenty-something man goes to the DMV. He has been told by someone else that there is a Manager at the DMV who watches the floor through closed-circuit TV. If He likes the customer, He'll make sure that that customer has a great experience, otherwise, He'll make the experience miserable. The man takes a number, sits down with his paperwork that he has prepared and starts to wait. Other people get served. Some of them he's sure got there after he did. Why is this taking so long? Some people seem to be having a successful experience. Some leave with a smile as they say 'thank you' to the DMV people. Other people seem very annoyed. How does that guy have a job here when he's so inefficient? A woman sitting nearby sighs heavily with impatience. When the man finally talks to the DMV rep, it turns out he doesn't have all the paperwork in order and must start all over. Instead of thinking this is just part of life and there is nothing for it, he starts to feel anger toward the Manager in the Control Room. Why does the Manager hate me and love others? Yet, if there even is a Manager, it's probably more likely that He's in the back room looking through paint color swatches to see if He can make the room more inviting over all. Maybe He's also looking at some possible artwork and motivational posters to put in the room even though He knows some will enjoy it and some won't even notice. He's looking at a bigger picture and doesn't pay attention to the specific details of the day-to-day operation. Maybe, just maybe, it turns out the DMV is not a conspiracy, but rather a self-serve model; and in a self-serve model, the most important actor is 'self'.
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“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― Carl Jung
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"Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another." ― Romans 14:13
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