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Resistance is (not) Futile
By DH
12/16/2011 12:21:57 AM
Resistance is futile is the famous tagline of an alien lifeform from the Star Trek series called the Borg. Their whole goal, if I remember right, is to take prisoners and force them to become part of the Borg.

I sometimes feel like Satan uses the Borg's line on me. I know that the line is a lie, but how can I remember that when I am tempted? How can I remind myself that resistance matters, even if I am not perfect?

Resistance matters.

I like that.

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Let me quote somebody from this website    
"concerning your questions about being able to know that resistance matters, even if you aren't perfect: (this is from a previous blog by someone you might know) ; )

"Obviously, I am here because I want to start over. I am here for a new beginning. It doesn't matter how many times we fall down, as long as we get up every time. I am here to get back up. That reminds me of the first Rocky movie. Remember, Rocky was not fixated on beating Apollo. Apollo was a professional champion -- he was out of Rocky's league. He was only focused on "going the distance." On finishing the fight, which nobody had ever done with Apollo before (if I remember correctly. it has been a long time).

"We are like that. Winning is a fine goal, but I sometimes think that it is not really the point. The point is having enough faith in Christ to generate the hope necessary to see some usefulness in getting back up. Getting back up is what made Rocky a hero. He got back up every time the champ knocked him down. He went the distance. And in the end, he got more applause than Apollo. The crowd was proud of him because he showed true heroism.

"My problems are strong. Stronger than me. And I may never beat them. But I am deciding again tonight, as I have decided before, that I am going to keep trying. And maybe I won't be able to say that I ever won the fight, or even that I ever went a year without mb, or even a month. Maybe I can't do that.

"But what I can do is say a prayer every day. What I can do is read a scripture every day. What I can do is thank God every day for his son who was willing to die to save me. I know I can do that stuff -- even if I am unsure about my ability to beat these issues. I should not focus on what I can't do right now, but on what I can do right now."

The previous was posted by a mysterious blogger known only as "DH". Perhaps you can contact him and talk more about what "he" posted, but I think he sums it up all very well when he says, " I am here to get back up." Yes. Words to live by."
posted at 15:34:22 on December 16, 2011 by dog


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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990