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"You're such an idiot" - Satan
By fatherofone
7/15/2012 3:53:45 PM
I'm back! Its been a while since I blogged to you fine people, but I wanted to come in and quickly touch base. Like many of us in here, I struggle with lust. That's how I've decided to frame it in my own mind. I've read a few of the posts on the front page here, and I really just wanted to help people understand how much God loves us. We all have our reasons for becoming addicted, and God understands that. He doesn't blame us. He doesn't hate us or think that we are stupid because of what we do. He loves us so so much, you guys! I hope that we don't take that for granted or forget that.

Satan will tell us that we are stupid. That its our fault that things are the way they are. The Saviour, on the other hand, is there waiting for us to get up, love ourselves, acknowledge our successes and our failures. Don't get discouraged because of your failures. Pick yourself up, recommit to setting things right, and do it a day at a time. If you slip up and fall back, try and learn your lesson as you move forward.

I really appreciate everybody on here and your willingness to share your experiences with each other. I am still struggling with overcoming MB, but I feel like I am doing better. I went two months without, and then had a couple weeks of slipping up. I'm back at doing alright now, and things seems to be improving again. I feel better now than I ever have in my entire life, mostly due to the fact that I'm making an effort to take it easy on myself and just focus on increasing my testimony. God will hold us accountable for what we do about our addiction, but he is willing to work with us on it for as long as we are.

Keep fighting the good fight everyone!

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Fight a good fight    
"I went six years without masturbating and then just recently had one relapse. It is so disappointing to me because I know all the former sins will return on my head. It is back to square one and starting over again with repenting. I have gained a lot of strength though in the last six years in the Lord. I am getting up and moving on. I will not stop fighting."
posted at 01:27:22 on July 17, 2012 by Just_A_Guy


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