Broken Things To Mend
12/14/2011 12:15:32 AM
This morning I was feeling confident, then my thoughts started to wander. I thought about doing it. But then that would mean starting all over again. I also started thinking about whether or not my changes are external only or if I'm allowing things to sink into my heart & changing my heart. So, instead of doing it, instead of taking a huge step backwards, I didn't.
I got on the church website & listened to Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's general conference talk, Broken Things to Mend. It was exactly what I needed.
Here is a quote from it...... "Are you battling a demon of addiction—tobacco or drugs, or the pernicious contemporary plague of pornography? Whatever other steps you may need to take to resolve these concerns, come first to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Trust in heaven’s promises. In that regard Alma's testimony is my testimony: "I do know," he says, "that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions."— Jeffrey R. HollandGeneral Conference, April 2006
I recommend everyone reading it. I didn't give into to temptation. Yes, my issues are still there, still alive & kicking, still waiting for me to feed them. But not today. With The Lord's help, prayer, listening to a conference talk & reading my scriptures, I was able to keep my issues at bay.
Sometimes it's one day at the time, sometimes it's one hour at a time, sometimes it's one moment at a time. All that matters is that we all keep moving forward.


i needed this    
"I have to decide if I'm really going to change this time. Conference talks are wonderful things. I have all of them on the app on my computer so I don't have to access the internet. Progress is progress, and not giving in is progress. And I want to get there.

Thank you"
posted at 06:36:42 on December 14, 2011 by anon16
Thank you    
"for sharing that. I always get strength from those who share their struggles with me. One moment at a time. Amen. And you're right, anon16, "not giving in is progress." Some of the most difficult things we'll do in life is NOT to do certain things."
posted at 17:51:42 on December 14, 2011 by dog

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"Freedom from your transgression will come through sincere faith, true repentance, willing obedience, and the giving of self. Why the giving of self? Because selfishness is at the root of your problem. Where selfishness and transgression flourish, the Spirit of the Lord can’t enter your life to bless you. To succeed, you must conquer your selfishness. When your beacon is focused on self, it does little more than blind your vision. When turned outward through acts of kindness and love, it will light your path to happiness and peace. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990