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One week clean...
By j89
3/17/2010 9:54:24 PM
I'm feeling really good about this, I finally made a week clean. Last times I slipped I couldn't get more than a few days clean. I just wanted to report on how I was doing. This time I'm trying to read my scriptures every morning and asking the Lord to handle the temptations for me. I would pray every time I got tempted for the Lord's help because I know that at one point my own strength wouldn't be enough and it might be too late. This week has been much easier to handle when the Lord helps me versus me trying until I can no longer and then ask for help. But this time I'm asking for help whenever I feel tempted. The temptations still come everyday, but I'm trying to do what's right. I don't like the feeling that comes after a failure. I have to remember Him always and always ask for help.

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Hurrah!    
"So happy for you, J89! This week will surely get tougher. Keep putting God first. Do everything you can to turn yourself over to him. Keep thinking of the great feeling you have when you are clean and take it one day at a time."
posted at 22:57:40 on March 17, 2010 by BeClean
Great!    
"Amen to the “one day at a time.” All you have to do is take one day, or one moment at a time and the weeks, months and years will add up by themselves. You are doing the right things starting your day out right and turning to the Lord immediately for his strength. I am happy for you. You have been on my mind since you posted “Help me”."
posted at 16:40:37 on March 19, 2010 by justjohn


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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990