Now, if that's not enough to show you how important it is to always be trying to choose the right, maybe this will. When we make choices, it will often be between something that will take you either closer to Christ, or more down the devil's path. Here's something interesting about the devil's name:
Now, take away the first letter:
He is very evil, but you already knew that, didn't you? Let's keep going:
He is vile and will do vile things to get you to follow him.
He should make you ill. He hates you and wants you to be miserable, just like him.
If you follow him, you will end up in someplace not very happy.
Now, one more. If you spell devil backwards, what do you get?
I think that's incredibly powerful! Doing the opposite of what the devil wants allows you to live. It will let you be happy and have such great freedom.
Of course, we all mess up. I certainly do. Christ knew we would. He loved you enough to perform the Atonement, giving you the chance to repent and live with your Heavenly Father one day. Repent now and go through a little pain, instead of waiting and suffering for a very long time. This gospel is about progression, not perfection.
Choose to live.