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Had a very difficult time
By mike81
8/5/2012 5:53:34 AM
Hello everyone,

I did not write since a long time, I had some good and very diifcult time especially the last couple weeks, I'm not feeling very well and I try to lie to my self so many time this week that I feel guilty of it.

Somehow I tried to convince my self to go back to my addiction, but for some reason I was not able to do that.

I'm working on my step 7 and I feel I don't have enough faith, or just I don't believe that god will take away from me all these defect of character.

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Belief    
"Sometimes actually believing that the Lord will follow through in his promises is the hardest roadblock to overcome. It's amazing to me how simple that decision is yet we make it this monumental mountain of an obstacle. The awesome thing is though is once we actually come to believe that the Lord absolutely will follow through on all of His promises, that belief carries over to ALL of His promises, not just the promise at hand. So I would suggest praying for the ability to believe Him.

Also - if you are struggling with one step it usually means you didn't complete/understand/fully embrace the previous step. So if you are struggling with step 7 - I suggest revisiting step 6:-)

Good luck!

Sidreis"
posted at 22:52:27 on August 5, 2012 by siouxsie


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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967