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Day 1.
By toes_23
2/7/2012 9:05:04 PM
I'm a little annoyed at myself for having to have yet another Day 1. Especially after a 1080 day streak. Maybe it's stress. Maybe it's Satan.

Just frustrated I guess.

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One day at a time    
"A friend of mine reminds me everytime I slip that I'm "not meant to be perfect yet." When I mess up, my role is to get up and try again, and trust that God will help me to know what I need to do differently the next time I am tempted. 1080 is such a long time- you should be so proud of that, and grateful that Heavenly Father gave you the strength to withstand for such a long period. Agency is a wonderful gift- one that Heavenly Father won't ever take away from us. The decisions we make- good or bad, may help us progress or prohibit our progression in this life. The divine gift of the grace of Christ can only help us as much as we will let it. I know that it is possible to be clean and to never slip, but I know it also takes time to allow Christ into our hearts to allow that change to take place. If we were perfect, we wouldn't be human, and Heavenly Father loves us for who we are- weaknesses and all for he "giveth men weaknesses that they may be humble and come unto Him." Take this as an opportunity to learn, and to trust God. You will be able to beat this, but not by your own power, but by the strengthening power of Jesus Christ. He loves you and wants you to be happy and succeed. He understands that you aren't perfect- He knows how you feel. It will all work out- changes will happen!"
posted at 00:12:08 on February 8, 2012 by no more


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"In recent years, as I have sung the hymns of the Atonement, it has been with an especially full heart—and also with full voice, when I can continue to sing—lines such as “How great thou art,” “I scarce can take it in,” “To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,” “I stand all amazed,” and “Oh, it is wonderful!”"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987