Day 1... again.
By Aeslin
1/9/2012 11:50:42 PM
Leviticus 11:44 — For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Leviticus 11:45 — For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

I'm reading the Standard Works in toto this year as part of my New Years resolution and this scripture was part of today's reading. To be completely honest, step 1 is what I have a difficult time with. I have a close friend in AA and it seems that when people find out there is an air of congratulations, however, when people find out I have a S~xual Addiction the look is almost disgust. I don't like feeling so dirty knowing how I've defiled myself and hurt my Father in Heaven.


A journey of a thousand miles...    
"...begins with a single step. I'm sorry you're hurting. I too am starting over on day one after many half-hearted attempts to quit. Welcome to this site. It's a really wonderful resource if you stick with it. That's the part I have trouble with. I will hope to be hearing more from you! Welcome again :)"
posted at 00:09:55 on January 10, 2012 by losthope
Take one step and then take another.    
"It's like learning to walk. My nephew is learning to walk and he will stand up and try to take that first step and then fall down. After crawling around for a little while, he'll stand back up and try again. Eventually he took one step. He wasn't able to take a 2nd step and he fell down. Then the process began again. Later he was able to take 3 steps. And someday he will have enough strength, balance, and practice that he will be a full time walker. He's going to have no interest in crawling. Then he'll be running. That's how we are. So many of us with this addiction want to be able to run with righteous. But as we are crawling around, we see it as impossible. Right now you may not have the strength, balance, or practice to take the first step. But keep trying. Eventually you'll be running :)"
posted at 00:58:39 on January 10, 2012 by Iamstrong
Ditto what IAMSTRONG said    
"and I think it's interesting that people would judge you or look down on you for having an SA, while they're congratulatory to those with an alcohol or drug problem. Arrogance and self righteousness never got anyone into the Celestial Kingdom. Are those of us with SA children of a lesser God? I love my God with all my heart, and I tell you what, I'll take my God over the god of the arrogant and self-righteous any day.

So here's what I say to all those who judge, sitting in their thrones of granite arrogance, and it's what my Elder Brother said to their fathers anciently: "The whole hath no need of a physician."

So yeah, wear yourselves out on the judgment day, trying to save yourselves.

And Aeslin, when you do learn to run, remember to stop now and then and help those who are struggling, and never, never, never look down on them."
posted at 10:59:16 on January 10, 2012 by dog

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