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Temptation--Setting it aside and choosing to do something better
By Girlie
7/22/2012 9:09:48 AM
Ugh. Last night at work was hard. On my breaks and lunches, I kept wanting to send GM inappropriate emails telling him all of the inappropriate things I want to do to him. But, instead, I chose to listen to contemporary Christian music and read General Conference talks during my breaks. The desire to send him inappropriate emails went away. Whew! I'm still struggling a lot, thinking of him a lot and missing him Tons. :"(

And, I may have found my sponsor. How exciting is that? At the SA meeting I went to last night, a gay guy told me he could be my sponsor. I hope I heard him correctly. Wow. That would be so awesome and maybe perfect for me. If my sponsor was a female, that would be doable for me. But I really am not used to dealing with females. I had a bunch of brothers growing up and I've found myself by chance in some predominantly male career fields as an adult. So I am seriously not sure how to relate to other females except I realize that I'm a lot like they are in that I love fashion, shoes, glitter, and makeup. Oh, and handbags. I also love handbags :). And I really hate sports with a passion. I also paint my tools at work with glitter or I put pink tape on them so the men at work don't steal them (hey--I've had this happen to me before and it sucks). Hmmm...Maybe I can relate to other females better than I think I can.

Oh, I also am going to share this story about keeping an open mind in life. I've been thinking about this because I really hate withdrawal. It really hurts and it REALLY sucks. It seems like a very bad thing to me. But it may be a good thing, a blessing, in disguise...

The Wise Chinese Man (I heard this in Relief Society. It is by an unknown author)

One day, the farmer's horse ran away, and all the neighbors gathered in the evening and said ‘that’s too bad.’
He said ‘I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.’
Next day, the horse came back and brought with it seven wild horses. ‘Wow!’ they said, ‘Aren’t you lucky!’
He said ‘I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.’
The next day, his son grappled with one of these wild horses and tried to break it in, and he got thrown and broke his leg. And all the neighbors said ‘oh, that’s too bad that your son broke his leg.’
He said,‘I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.’
The next day, the conscription officers came around, gathering young men for the army, and they rejected his son because he had a broken leg. And the visitors all came around and said ‘Isn’t that great! Your son got out.’
He said, ‘I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.’

Lesson: Sometimes the hard things in life may be blessings in disguise

Comments:

Stay sober, just for today    
"Still tempted into Not being sober tomorrow, though...GM's hot self keeps running through my head. :/"
posted at 09:48:21 on July 22, 2012 by Girlie
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"Keep yourself active with something that is good and uplifting. Find something and push these thoughts away. Control your mind and you control your actions. Remember than sin is only a temporary pleasure. Remorse, pain, suffering and spiritual death follow sin. Their is no joy in it at all."
posted at 12:49:46 on July 22, 2012 by Anonymous
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"You are married correct Girlie? Is there anyway you can direct some of your passion towards your Husband? That has been my experience in marriage. My wife helps to ease my temptation to act out bad ways."
posted at 18:35:16 on July 22, 2012 by Anonymous


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"Jesus rejected temptation. When confronted by the great tempter himself, Jesus "[yielded] not to the temptation”. He countered with scripture. Gospel commandments and standards are our protection also, and like the Savior, we may draw strength from the scriptures to resist temptation."

— D. Todd Christofferson

General Conference October 2006