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Lovest thou me more than these?
By will
10/22/2012 5:46:35 PM
I enjoyed General Conf. a few weeks ago. One of the brethren told the story of how Peter, after Christs crucifixion, was fishing (rather than being out preaching the gospel). And Christ asked him if he loved Him (Jesus) more than he loved the fish he caught. Christ replied, "Feed my sheep...".

I guess in my (our) situation, we need to ask ourselves, do we love Christ more than we love our own particular addiction. Of course we do. But I (we) must show him.

I continue to frustrate myself by committing the same mistakes over and over again. I've made significant progress in eliminating related major mistakes, but stumble on the lesser ones. I've identified the "triggers", but need to now stay away from them. I also realize it is a short "trip" from a minor to a major sin. I also realize that sin is sin, and all sin removes us from the spirit and presence of God. My problem is giving thought to very minor seemingly insignificant temptations. That then grows into the "lesser" but definitely unacceptable behavior I've alluded to.

My plan is to keep praying, studying, serving, working through the 12 steps and asking God to fight my battles. With that said, any suggestions are appreciated.

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"In a decaying environment, the mind is the last redoubt of righteousness, and it must be preserved even amid bombardment by evil stimuli. Christ is competent to see us through, “for in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted” As promised, He will make either “a way to escape” or a way “to bear it”."

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987