Things havent gotten better...
By seeker
3/22/2013 12:17:16 AM
As the title suggests things have not gotten better since my last visit here. I have not met with a bishop seeing as how we havent had one for over a month now. Things keep piling up, I got fired from my job, temptation is crazy strong and I get majorly depressed. I dont know how to go about this any other way besides waiting it out. Hopefully this week we will have a bishop but the thought of sharing my secrets with a new bishop scares me. I thought I was stronger so I just read scriptures and hang out with people who wont drag me down but it seems like I take one step forward only to be pushed back three. So any sound advice one how to hold out until I can get some help?


Things can get better when you focus on the Savior.    
"“Perfect people don’t need a Savior. He came to save his people in their imperfections. He is the Lord of the living, and the living make mistakes. He’s not embarrassed by us, angry at us, or shocked. He wants us in our brokenness, in our unhappiness, in our guilt and our grief.” – Cheiko N. Okazaki, former counselor in the General Presidency of the Relief Society"
posted at 10:18:46 on March 22, 2013 by stayingclean
Thank you.    
"I know it was a quote, but it was what I needed this morning. I think lately I haven't been focused and that I was so worried that I wasn't good enough for the Lord. I just wish that I could constantly remember that quote.
~SEEKER (I couldn't log-in so had to post anonymous)"
posted at 14:17:44 on March 22, 2013 by Anonymous
""Never give up on anyone. And that includes not giving up on yourself." - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf"
posted at 14:54:16 on March 22, 2013 by Anonymous
Don't know how you're doing now or if you'll even see this    
"but I hope that you're still fighting to get better. Have you seen your new bishop? How are things going generally? Have you found a new job? Stress and anxiety are major triggers to most of this on this site, so don't feel all alone if you feel like acting out on your addictions at times of great stress.

If you can trust yourself on YouTube, then you can start every morning with a little devotional on the Mormon Channel. You can play the Tabernacle Choir singing, for instance, "How Firm a Foundation", then play a talk or two by general authorities, then end with a hymn such as "Lord, I Would Follow Thee", or "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," etc. Then have a closing prayer, and read the scriptures (Book of Mormon) for twenty minutes or so.

I think you will find a huge improvement in your outlook if you do this or something similar every morning. Good luck and keep us posted on how you're doing, whether it's up or down. Just keep on trying : )"
posted at 13:20:18 on May 30, 2013 by dog

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"Develop discipline of self so that, more and more, you do not have to decide and redecide what you will do when you are confronted with the same temptation time and time again. You need only to decide some things once. How great a blessing it is to be free of agonizing over and over again regarding a temptation. "

— Spencer W. Kimball