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By will
3/1/2012 5:39:51 PM
I have committed to give a periodic progress report here, ie: struggles, acheivments, things I've learned etc.

I've tried unsuccessfully many times to give up my addiction. However, I feel that I've learned a number of things along the way. In D&C 150:14, it says God will fight our battles. After several years of struggling with this concept, I think I'm finally starting to get it. I've used to pray fervently for God to give me the strength to overcome my problems. But what I was doing was asking God to make ME strong enough to fight Satan. Needless to say, it didn't work very well. The last several weeks, when even a hint of temptation comes, I tell God I can't overcome it and ask him to lift me above and beyond the temptation and to fight that particular battle for me. I've only been doing this for a little over six weeks, and I don't pretend this is going to be an easy "ride", by remarkably, I haven't held an inappropriate thought for even a second. The key will be to keep it up, but at least it is a start.

Comments:

What version of the D&C are you using?    
"I went to look up the scripture and realized that section 150 hasnt been written yet..
ARe you from the future?"
posted at 08:36:27 on March 2, 2012 by Anonymous
tag your partner    
"Anon,
On this site we should be able to forgive a little dyslexia. :) D&C 105:14

Will,
I have looked at this issue for a long time like being on a wrestling tag team with my Savior. I can stay in the ring and get the tar beat out of me, which I have often done for too long, or I can tag my partner and watch from the stands while the Lord beats the living daylights out of Satan! Usually after I am out, I look back and wonder why I stayed in there so long. I know I can’t beat him on my own. I have proven that time and again.

Amen to your thoughts,
Love,
John"
posted at 08:35:23 on March 3, 2012 by justjohn


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