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Do you ever reach that point where you stop caring about anything
By mint
4/6/2013 3:27:30 AM
Do you ever reach that point where you stop caring about anything. Everything seems stupid and you feel useless. I think I'm there.

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Been there    
"Overcoming discouragement is part of the test. Don't ever give up on yourself. There is hope."
posted at 04:17:49 on April 6, 2013 by Anonymous
Been there    
"Overcoming discouragement is part of the test. Don't ever give up on yourself. There is hope."
posted at 06:21:09 on April 6, 2013 by Anonymous
Alright man,    
"I'm going to try and do what you're always asking for. Give advice.

First, a few question: What do you like doing? What are you good at? How much focus are you putting into that? Are you only focusing on your weakness? You're in good company. Nephi did the same thing. Here's how he handled it:

17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
18 I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me.
19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.

Nevertheless! He knows in whom he has trusted. Jesus! Of course you are useless (in a word)! "...I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants." But!, who do we trust? Nephi again "O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm." Cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Cursed. Do you feel cursed?

Now I will speak from my experience. I know I feel most like shit when I rely on my merits. When I trust in myself. Because, I know, it is a self evident truth - for me, that I "after all I can do" will fail miserably. BUT!, like Nephi as I trust in the Lord I am filled. When I rely on His merits I am filled with hope and grace.

From there, in more practical terms - do something you like. Go on bike ride. Go hiking. Quit being a wuss (you've suggested you want it straight so there it is). Honestly, I've been feeling like dumps lately too and it's been because I have been lazy and not served myself with the light of God (walks in nature, meditation, yoga, scriptures, meetings, etc) or others with His light in me. So there's your advice. Quit being a sissy (basically the advice Nephi gave himself) ;)"
posted at 16:56:54 on April 6, 2013 by they_speak
Yes,    
"and that's usually when I relapse."
posted at 21:51:14 on April 6, 2013 by Anonymous
Mint...    
"How are you holding up, Brother? Has it passed yet?"
posted at 10:42:29 on April 7, 2013 by Anonymous
General conference    
"Hopefully you found something in general conference that encouraged you! If you are a man and went to priesthood I am sure you heard uchtdorf's remark on this... If you didn't then what he basically said was that you should never ever forget that you are loved (in a more spiritually-convincing way)"
posted at 21:07:00 on April 7, 2013 by andrewb
Yes    
"Yes...I've been there.

As a spouse it may be different, but yes sometimes I've felt like I don't care. And the truth is that it scares me more than the anger. Apathy is a million percept worse than anger.

I find that there are several ways out of it, but there is one that is the fastest. Don't laugh...but here it is: Service and sacrifice. That's it! I can pray and read scriptures and it WILL help. But serving someone else who really needs it....it fixes it every time.

Hang in there. You aren't alone!"
posted at 21:45:25 on April 7, 2013 by Maddy
I really appreciate each of youre comments    
"To anan1: Thanks, I'll do my best!

To Kickit: Ya I can't wait until I'm at that point where I have peace in my heart.

To Theyspeak: Honestly I want to hear whatever you feel would help or would like to say. If that includes advice that's great because than I can try something new. I'm not sure what I like to do. I know what I would like to do but I'm not sure what I like to do. I like being outside actually. Maybe I'll spend more time with mother nature. hmm I'm not good at much. O have a good personality :D lol but really I enjoy people. lol I guess I'm unless.

I've felt like poop when I fail on my own merits. But lately, I feel awful because of the absence of the spirit in my life. The way I've been living, i don't allow it it to influence me. I agree! I will go get me a hobby. Too much free time is the death of me those dark nights especially.

To anon"yes": Oh I've been relapsing so much! I want to shot my hand and eyes lol.

To anon "Mint": I'm in a rebellious streak. Even with conference. I thought that would help cure me for a little bit, but I think I'm at a crossroad right now. I really want to change a lot right now, and the key is God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. I have to find them before this addiction consumes me and the devil has his with with me...lol.

To Andrew: Yes I watched 1/2 of priesthood but I think I'll watch all of it and the rest again.

To Maddy: Yes!!!! This awful feeling of not caring and everything seeming dumb, I would replace that with guilt a thousand times over. Not caring is a scary thought.



Well, sorry for the late replies. I've been weird in the head and just felt...weird. But after my other post on Kickit idk if people will be so kind to me anymore. But I felt prompted. Thanks guys."
posted at 21:49:32 on April 8, 2013 by mint
Mint    
"You wanted to learn about surrender. Maybe you are finally at that place. Are you ready to try someone else's way? "
posted at 22:04:24 on April 8, 2013 by Anonymous


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