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.


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    
On this site we should be able to forgive a little dyslexia. :) D&C 105:14

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,
posted at 08:35:23 on March 3, 2012 by justjohn

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"Man has a dual nature; one, related to the earthly or animal life; the other, akin to the divine. Whether a man remains satisfied within what we designate the animal world, satisfied with what the animal world will give him, yielding without effort to the whim of his appetites and passions and slipping farther and farther into the realm of indulgence, or whether, through self-mastery, he rises toward intellectual, moral, and spiritual enjoyments depends upon the kind of choice he makes every day, nay, every hour of his life"

— David O. McKay