Another Update
By will
3/30/2012 4:58:45 PM
Just keeping my commitment to blog my progress. It has been just over 10 weeks now since I think I finally came to an understanding of an approach that will finally work in overcoming my problem with obsessive compulsive behavior. I try to pray fervently every day, study the scriptures daily and serve in the church to the best of my ability. (I've tried to do this for years). But now the difference, and I've mentioned it before, but it is essentially admitting to my Heavenly Father that there is nothing I can do to overcome my problem, (yes, one of the 12 steps). Then, any time ANY temptation, small or great comes, I ask my Heavenly Father to "lift me above and beyond the temptation and to fight that particular battle for me." I know it is still early, but so far I haven't had any problem at all. I've told myself that I can't even consider, thinking about anything inappropriate. I'm not naive enough to think this journey will be easy. But so far, with God "taking over", it hasn't been any problem at all. Now, to just keep it up!


"Thank you for sharing your update and successes. Your success gives me hope for myself and my future. Keep moving forward and doing what keeps you on the right track."
posted at 10:44:35 on March 31, 2012 by rachp

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