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Relapse & Restrength
By sonofgod
11/7/2009 6:33:53 PM
Yesterday I had a relapse after an entire week of being clean. Because I have the Savior on my side, I'm not letting this get me down. I'm taking steps to protect myself even further. I now even have a filter on my internet connection - giving me one more warning and chance to run when times get a little tricky for me. I know that if I work hard - I can be clean.

Thank you all so much for your support. It's been amazing.
I love and think of you all daily!
sonofgod

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Hold Fast    
"Hold Fast, Brother"
posted at 22:30:15 on November 7, 2009 by Anonymous
Where strength comes from    
"Thanks for your honesty and commitment to recovery. They say "keep coming back, it works," and it does. One think I have to constantly remind myself of, however, is that I can't lick this problem. I tried for 35 years to lick this in my own strength, and I know now I can't. But the Lord can. Jesus is the source of the strength that will and does keep me clean. I have enjoyed this blessing of abstinence from pornography and mb for several years now, and it is all due to the grace of Christ. It is so hard to let go of the pride that tells me I should be able to do this. But this seems to be the price the Savior asks of me--to admit that I am nothing in this battle. All I can do is give Him my will and let Him guide me and provide the strength that I lack. All the glory is His. But I get to share in all the joy!"
posted at 10:45:37 on November 8, 2009 by PhilH
Keep up the good attitude!    
"I'm proud of you for staying so positive in spite of a relapse. You can definitely do this!

Phil's right, though, recovery is completely due to the grace of Christ. Something that has helped me turn everything over to Christ is to give him all my good accomplishments and victories over lust as well as my problems and temptations. I don't think He'll settle for any less than everything, but that's just my opinion.

Good luck, Brother. May the Lord bless you with success."
posted at 14:08:10 on November 8, 2009 by ETTE


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"If, through our unrighteous choices, we have lost our footing on that path, we must remember the agency we were given, agency we may choose to exercise again. I speak especially to those overcome by the thick darkness of addiction. If you have fallen into destructive, addictive behaviors, you may feel that you are spiritually in a black hole. As with the real black holes in space, it may seem all but impossible for light to penetrate to where you are. How do you escape? I testify the only way is through the very agency you exercised so valiantly in your premortal life, the agency that the adversary cannot take away without your yielding it to him. "

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