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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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"Each one who resolves to climb that steep road to recovery must gird up for the fight of a lifetime. But a lifetime is a prize well worth the price. This challenge uniquely involves the will, and the will can prevail. Healing doesn’t come after the first dose of any medicine. So the prescription must be followed firmly, bearing in mind that it often takes as long to recover as it did to become ill. But if made consistently and persistently, correct choices can cure. "

— Russell M. Nelson

General Conference, October 1988