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Day #11 Step 2 prework activity 1
By sobermind
4/8/2009 9:10:27 AM
Nevertheless Jacob, my first-born in the wilderness, thou knowest the greatness of God; and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain.
Consecration defined- To set apart as sacred, to dedicate to a service or goal.
How have the inflictions that I have born been set apart for my gain, or for the service or goal.
I have been teaching a workshop to fellow addicts and alcoholics regularly, it is with the active duty. One of the major points that I make is while they are sitting in the the seat humble and feeling shameful they may not realize how fortunate we really are. I believe many people walk blind to their weakness and blind to the fact their afflictions cause the humility and reliance on the Lord. At least mine were such that I could not hide them any longer. I was not able to stay stuck and still have peace. I now have a journey of reliance and daily reprove that allows me to allign with the greatest force ever concieved by man. Gods power, and wittles my own afflictions of selfishness, arrogants, angry outbursts, it wittles them down to the ground and through all the lessons I am reminded of the only solution Love. I don't understand love fully yet but I have the oppurtunity to learn because of my disease. Thank you for that.

Sobermind

Comments:

hi    
"the workshop with the active duty. Is is just with LDS or is it a non denominational?
just curious"
posted at 14:45:38 on April 8, 2009 by harveyf
Harveyf    
"It is with active duty primarily and is more twelve step based then, it is for my employment. I have been blessed through the "afflictions" to have the blessings of sharing the message proffessionaly with our active duty military."
posted at 08:38:13 on April 9, 2009 by sobermind


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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967