Staying Strong, and awareness that is scarey
By sobermind
9/3/2012 10:25:29 PM
I have noticed that my eyes and thoughts wonder a lot more than I was aware. This is shocking, and that I know I am accountable for thoughts and deeds then I will need to really ask for help to get a handle on it.

Lust, the silent sin that I have held onto comfortably. I am praying to give it up.

Only with the Savior...


Good job!    
"I know it's scary coming to realize and become aware of another layer of our addictions.. but this is actually good news. God has given you another layer to turn over to Him. And when you do He will take it and you will be free of it. And then He'll probably show you another layer. This provides the opportunity to constantly turn your will over to Him. It allows you to practice humility and surrender... and the added bonus is you get better too! :-)"
posted at 23:07:27 on September 3, 2012 by siouxsie
Hey, Been there, done that. :)    
"Lucky for me, I have corrective lenses. I can take them out when I desperately need to. Others I have spoken to in SA have done this also. If you have glasses/contacts, maybe this could help?

I'm praying for you, Sobermind. Hang in there. :)"
posted at 07:37:43 on September 4, 2012 by Anonymous

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006