By Smallnsimple
12/17/2012 5:27:00 PM
Acted out today after seven really good days. I can not do this on my own! I am powerless and must stay connected with my community. An emergency at work kept me from attending my pasg meeting last night and my work party tonight interferes with my meeting tonight. I can't go seven days on my own and make it. I was lazy with my writing an efforts to. I have to step up my game. The Lord won't fix my character weakness and restore me to full health all on his own. I think I have to make the daily efforts.

I am disappointed but reminded how much I need to rely on The Lord and the help he has made available to me. Here is to starting again....


Learn and Move Forward    
"Relapses unfortunately happen to everyone trying to recover. Learn what you can from this relapse and move forward. Seems like you're turning your efforts and attention to the right source (the Lord). If you're anything like me, the sincerity of your turning to God seems to dwindle after a few days post-relapse. What helped me was turning to God in the smallest things and not waiting until I was near relapsing. As you do this, your definition of relapse will change from acting out to not seeking God's will, or choosing to have a bad thought, or feeling angry about something and not turning to the Lord with those emotions. That was when I didn't have to act out in order to regain my sincerity. Good luck!"
posted at 08:34:36 on December 19, 2012 by recovery.gdo

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"One of the false notions of our society is that we are victims of our appetites and passions. But the truth is that the body is controlled by the spirit which inhabits it."

— Terrance D. Olson

“Teaching Morality to Your Children,” Ensign, Mar. 1981