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I can't believe it.
By saraithehapp
9/16/2012 9:56:28 PM
Step 1 - Key Principle — Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable.
This addiction that I have developed has completely overcome my life and has made it harder for me to develop relationships with my family and friends. I can't do this anymore with it completely destroying me.

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Take a breath....    
"The Lord told us that there would be no temptation or evil come into our life that we do not have the power to overcome...this is reiterated in the Temple. That being said, you'll need to start at square one. Start attending meetings...be willing to abstain and have faith that your Heavenly Father can take this from you. He has already paid the price. He knows you, and he knows your suffering. Start today!"
posted at 08:12:10 on September 17, 2012 by chefdalet
We can't, He can    
"If Step 1 was all there was it would be a good reason for suicide. Fortunately the divine wisdom of the 12 Steps follow up Step 1 with 2 & 3. In a nutshell, “I can’t, God can and I am going to let Him.” Addiction is a powerful thing, too powerful for us to overcome on our own. God designed the Atonement to take care of us addicts because He knew there were going to be a lot of us. Christ suffered for every one of your sins and burdens, and overcame them so that He could take them from you if you let Him. He didn’t declare “It is finished” until He had covered every one of us.

If you think YOU have the power to overcome your addiction(s) look at how many times you have tried and how hard you have tried and you will either see the need for some divine power, or you can go try some more and you will eventually come to that decision. Fortunately you have the best addiction crushing team ever just waiting to help you.

Love,
John"
posted at 17:22:39 on September 17, 2012 by justjohn


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"If, through our unrighteous choices, we have lost our footing on that path, we must remember the agency we were given, agency we may choose to exercise again. I speak especially to those overcome by the thick darkness of addiction. If you have fallen into destructive, addictive behaviors, you may feel that you are spiritually in a black hole. As with the real black holes in space, it may seem all but impossible for light to penetrate to where you are. How do you escape? I testify the only way is through the very agency you exercised so valiantly in your premortal life, the agency that the adversary cannot take away without your yielding it to him. "

— Robert D. Hales

General Conference, April 2006