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This is a tough one
By sjanderson
1/9/2014 11:51:13 AM
Step 3 - Key Principle — Decide to turn your will and your life over to the care of God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
I seem to be stuck on this step. In fact this seems for me to be one of the major obstacles that I struggle with. What I mean is I'll start out and say yeah God can have my life, my will I'll do anything that you want. Then a few minutes or hours go by and I'm back to wanting what I want. Any suggestions on how to do it better or to stay more committed?

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Pride    
""Most of us think of pride as self-centeredness, conceit, boastfulness, arrogance, or haughtiness. All of these are elements of the sin, but the heart, or core, is still missing.
"The central feature of pride is enmity—enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen. Enmity means 'hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.' It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us,
"Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God's. When we direct our pride toward God, it is in the spirit of 'my will and not thine be done.'... "Our will in competition to God's will allows desires, appetites, and passions to go unbridled (see Alma 38:12; 3 Nephi 12:30)."
posted at 04:01:45 on January 11, 2014 by Anonymous
Sponsor    
"Do you have a sponsor? Your sponsor can help with the steps. Not sure why sponsors ars helpful, but it helps so much to have one"
posted at 19:41:59 on January 11, 2014 by Anonymous


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