We are blessed for living commandments, but not always in predictable ways. When we don't get the blessing we were counting on, we may blame ourselves or Heavenly Father. Using commandments to connect with Heavenly Father, however, will always bring us the blessings of His presence and we will have joy and peace regardless of other circumstances.
Commandments will not keep us from having difficulties in life, but they can teach us how to care for and protect one another.
Commandments must be aligned with correct doctrines and principles. Only when this alignment is true will the yoke be easy as it was meant to be.
Both Judas and Peter wanted Jesus to establish a political kingdom for Israel and overthrow the Romans, but only one followed God's plan.
Submissive unity with God is not an erasure of ourselves, it is a part of finding and strengthening ourselves.
To be united with God is possible. Seek His will and He will teach it to you, and to see His will is to love it as your own.