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My life is unmanageable
By they speak
7/10/2011 2:04:44 PM
What great relief to finally come to the place where we can say, not only "I'm powerless over lust," but "I'm powerless over me!" pg. 88 of the white book

I’ve been to this “place” before and it was great relief! Even as I read the description of a unmanageable life I cried with in myself as I knew it was true. It’s always been true. Since I was a young boy. The re-realization was painful. Painful, until I thought over the times, even specific moments, in the fall of 2010, completely deflated and beat, where I had finally come to the place where I not only could say but did say and admit that I am powerless over my life. I need to give my life to God. I’m so tired of owning and attempting to manage this unmanageable mess. I’m tired of owning my education my relationships my diet my schedule my work my happiness my well being my fun my recreation my goals my aspirations my dream met and unmet my house my spiritual effort my cleanliness my memory my age my spelling. All of it. Especially my relationship with myself my wife and with God. And not far second are my day to days and my goals in education, vocation and recreation. God, these are yours...may I remember.?

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Step One    
"Great Job. Weather or not you know it, you just completed Step one of the manual by admitting that. I testify to you that that manual was written by inspired individuals and everything in it is correct and written for your benefit. Through this program you can be totally healed and saved by Jesus. It's there for you. Push the Green button on your left, and turn your life over to God."
posted at 15:58:32 on July 10, 2011 by SeminaryKid
Thanks speak    
"I needed that."
posted at 08:24:15 on July 11, 2011 by Hero


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"By emulating the Master, who endured temptations but “gave no heed unto them,” we, too, can live in a world filled with temptations “such as [are] common to man”. Of course Jesus noticed the tremendous temptations that came to him, but He did not process and reprocess them. Instead, He rejected them promptly. If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us! Turning these unwanted lodgers away at the doorstep of the mind is one way of giving “no heed.” Besides, these would-be lodgers are actually barbarians who, if admitted, can be evicted only with great trauma."

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987