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My 3 Day Accomplishment!
By sonofgod
10/28/2009 1:14:22 AM
On Sunday (it's Tuesday night now) I made the decision to stop my addiction. That night I fell apart and wrestled with my Savior and Lord for what seemed like an eternity. I prayed, harder then I ever have before - and realized that service was the answer. Service to others - in order to forget and resolve my own problems.

I'm proud to say that this is my third successful day of abstaining. I'll admit that today I almost cracked. I really almost did - but right when I was on the edge, I saw the Savior's face- and he pulled me back.

I sit here, writing - and cry in joy with the power of the Savior's love. This is the toughest, most difficult task I have EVER had to accomplish in my life - but the Savior has given me the doorway out. If we but put our minds to what he lays out for us - he will give us a way to succeed. He gives us no temptation which we cannot overcome. I realize now that every time I committed my sin once more, and made excuse after excuse to feel better about my choices.

I hope my thoughts may be of use to anyone out there - and that I pray for myself, and each and every individual here - every night. The power of the Lord is real, and he loves us. He only wants to help us and wants more then anything for us to be happy.

I know there are still great temptations that lie ahead - but I now have the confidence to know that I said no. I stopped. I submitted to the will of the Lord, on my own accord and choice. He's given us the greatest gift of all - the power of choice.

I humbly, yet with slight pride, cry to the world that I chose. And I chose the Savior.

Yours Truly,
Son of God

Comments:

Congratulations!    
"I desperately needed to read an encouraging story, so your post has made my day. You are so right about the power of the Savior's love. As you gain more and more experience in recovery, you'll be able to feel that love with a sharper clarity.

Stay true to your commitments, and may the Lord bless you."
posted at 08:15:02 on October 28, 2009 by ETTE
good job    
"I'm proud of you, getting started is hard, I know cause I'm in your same shoes right now."
posted at 09:48:45 on October 28, 2009 by adrastos
Keep it up!    
"Good job brother, the road will be difficult but you are up to the task. Always remember, son of god that you have the strength from within to make the change over time.

This web site has really helped me a ton, their podcasts are great also.

candeocan.com/addiction-alters-your-brain-but-you-can-reverse-the-effects

There was a paradigm shift for me, I always thought I was broken or just a pervert, but these guys helped me see that my brain was just reacting to a habit or to the chemicals. That I needed to undue the "brain damage" or reduce the chemical dependency of porn through more positive and healthy methods. For the first time ever I felt like I had an opponent in this fight. I wasn't fighting this unknown sexual urge which can be good and bad, I was fighting my own brains "programing."

There are tons of resources out there, including this web site that I believe can help anyone addicted to porn.

Good job, and remember to keep it going!"
posted at 09:53:57 on October 28, 2009 by aug7change
Thank you    
"Your words are all so inspiring, and I thank you for your love and support. I'm on my 4th day and counting! :) I know these first few weeks are going to be very difficult - but after reading your words, filling my day with productive materials, and drawing to the spirit - temptations haven't been so terrible today. I'm so grateful. And now, I'm motivated as ever. :)"
posted at 21:58:15 on October 28, 2009 by sonofgod
It is hard but doable    
"It is so true that we can't do it...not on our own anyway. You really hit the core of all of it; it is through the Savior and His Atonement that all of this is possible."
posted at 00:20:24 on October 30, 2009 by needhelp38


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"One of the great myths in life is when men think they are invincible. Too many think that they are men of steel, strong enough to withstand any temptation."

— James E. Faust

General Conference, April 2002