any suggestions
By pattycake52
2/13/2016 3:35:11 AM
I on step 3 I have been having issue on doing step 3 and I'm struggling to do it I keep starting over and I'm stuck on that one any suggestion would be helpful


Good Question    
my thoughts on your question is simply to divide the 24 hours and live within those time frame. i had a setback last night with my primary addiction and I was really upset with myself, but today was a better day becasue I was able to seperate my actions from last night and turning it into a new day. I wish I had something more to share. I honestly am struggling with three as well. that is why i am talking about taking it 24 hours as a time,gives me flexibilty to grow andget better at"
posted at 02:34:03 on February 14, 2016 by sjanderson1
i think i figure it out    
"I think if God wants you to it when your ready as well you got to find be for you can trust him. I pay tithing do my calling faithfully I think I'm just not ready yet"
posted at 03:54:40 on February 14, 2016 by pattycake52
Let go and let God    
"I'm totally on board with the idea of surrendering my life over to Heavenly Father in step 3, but actually putting this into practice can be challenging. For me personally, it takes practice and re-commitment. I surrender my will whenever my heart is in the right place, then I re-commit myself each time I realize my pride is getting in my way, and I'm trying to do things my own way rather than the Lord's way. It takes practice.

One thing that helps me is to look at the specific actions that are called out in the Action Steps section of the ARP manual. Ask yourself how you are doing with these specific actions that are listed in Step 3. You may find some of these are pretty easy, and you are already doing them.

1. Attend sacrament meeting each week
2. Carefully listen to the sacrament prayers as you attend
3. Renew your covenants by taking the sacrament (unless bishop is working with you on something and has asked you not to right now)
4. Accept your current condition, and trust God's ability to help you
5. Decide with courage to trust your Father in Heaven and act according to his will - decide to do what He asks and keep His commandments
6. Be willing to trust and obey God, even if there are things you can't change in your life

Don't feel like you have to be perfect at Step 3 before you move on to step 4. In my opinion, surrender isn't just a one-time thing when you hit step 3, but rather it's something you will do constantly for the rest of your life. Use step 3 to establish a pattern of accepting Heavenly Father's will as something you will work on from now on, and to make sure you are heading in the right direction."
posted at 23:25:05 on February 17, 2016 by rmww

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006