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A Life-long Journey
By repenting
1/1/2010 2:21:05 AM
I want 2010 to be a clean year for me, and I feel it is possible.

If I can stop the temptation at the gate, this weakness of mine will be easier to overcome. I have also realized the depth of my sin by giving myself a mental inventory of my past transgressions in this area. I feel sorrow for what I have done. I hope that I can overcome it. I know that I need to be as honest as I can be to myself and the Bishop. I cannot downplay what has been going on. I need to follow the Lord in all I do.

I am an addict. I will always need to watch myself in this life so I don't fall into the same temptation. I understand that now. I seek power in Jesus Christ, because only his atonement can cleanse me from iniquity. I hope to be a better man through him.

I have to mention my wife. She is so loving and caring. I know Heavenly Father sent her to me. She is a blessing to me. I am glad I have someone who cares enough to help me even though I have caused her pain through this weakness. Se gives me strength.

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New Year's Resolution    
"I resolve with you to make 2010 another clean year. I can't do it without the Lord or the atonement. But with my Savior, I have faith it is possible. If His Spirit will remind me when temptation comes to answer the question, "Who do you love more, God or the sin?", I know I will answer correctly every time.

Let's do this!"
posted at 15:15:59 on January 1, 2010 by BeClean
truth    
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I pray so much for others and myself for strength and courage to fight through this test of
faith and Jesus has helped as we stay clean we get more help. Faith is such a big part of it
all"
posted at 23:35:15 on January 1, 2010 by carlcomer


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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