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Who are you thinking of?
By harpoon
3/20/2011 9:51:22 PM
Hey, As i have read the recent blogs I found that the reason we fall is because we are very much so in the way. What do I mean by this, I mean we are in the way of change,we are in the way of the lord from helping us, if we just get out of the way let the lord work and the influence of the spirit truly we would be changed individuals. When I was on my mission a member who had been an alcoholic most of his life stopped after he did the twelve step program he told me the cure to any addiction is " Quit thinking about yourself" When we think about our selfs we despair because of sin and we beat ourself up, we feel like dirt, we feel worthless. I to have fallen due to mb and I have slipped and I have slipped recently and when I think about that time when I slipped I am reminded, when I did that act was thinking about myself, and my selfish desires, YES indeed I was, but I realize that if I can continually think of others through service do things uplifting that I have no time to think about myself. Remember repent and don't look back because if you do you can be back where you started. We must desire and do, and now I am back on the journey of recovery, I am pained every time I fall that my actions effect everyone around me, even if i am by myself and that my actions will effect my future generation so I have decided that I only want to do the things that are good, I pray for all of you and myself that are struggling, god bless.

Comments:

So True    
"I know if I thought about my sons more I'd probably slip less. My counselor reminded me today of how much they need me. I need to think of that more often."
posted at 17:35:52 on March 23, 2011 by dstanley
Beautiful    
"Thank you!! That was exactly what I needed to hear tonight. It really is amazing what service can do. Thank you for this great reminder. I know that the Lord is there for us, for me personally everyday, I jugs need to let Him and others help me in this hard journey.
Thanks so much for your post harpoon, it's exactly what I needed to hear :)"
posted at 23:14:10 on March 23, 2011 by Helpme


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"Nothing is beyond [Christ’s] redeeming reach or His encircling empathy. Therefore, we should not complain about our own life’s not being a rose garden when we remember who wore the crown of thorns! Having bled at every pore, how red His raiment must have been in Gethsemane, how crimson that cloak! No wonder, when Christ comes in power and glory, that He will come in reminding red attire, signifying not only the winepress of wrath, but also to bring to our remembrance how He suffered for each of us in Gethsemane and on Calvary!"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987