We are not permenantly broken
12/13/2011 11:01:02 AM
I work graveyard shift. After work I went the gym & worked out. It felt really good. Then on my way home, a few triggers came my way. I didn't have a plan, if I were confronted with my issues. I started debating myself in my head, "do it", "don't do it". I did NOT want to relapse AGAIN. I remembered a conference talk from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. It is from April 2006 conference, it is titled,"Broken Things To Mend". You can still listen to it as well. I love reading along as I listen to the General Authorites in their voices, share the messages that they share. So, I read along & listened to Elder Holland.
There is a part that sticks out at out me from Elder Hollands conference talk, it says, " Are you battling a demon of addiction, tobacco or drugs or gambling, or the pernicious contemporary plague of pornography? Is your marraige in trouble or your child in danger? Arae you struggling with gender issues or searching for self esteem? Do you or does someone you love face disease or depression or death? Whatever other steps you may need to take to resolved these concerns, come FIRST to the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
I love this talk. I think that everyone needs to remember that Jesus Christ lead the way.
Pease go to the link below. It strengthened me. I didn't not cave in. I remembered ih whom I have trusted. You can do. />
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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