Took the Sacrament Today...
By jja1234
6/10/2012 11:04:44 PM
Here is an update from my post earlier. Eventually when I made it to day 14 of complete sobriety I slipped up and Looked things up I shouldn't have, and Acted out. But.... All hope is not lost. I didn't let that slip up get the best of me. The reason I acted out that night is I was so stressed and tired I skipped scripture study and prayer that night. So I was weak. From this I learned that I need the lord 24/7 if I'm going to win at this. Never again will I skip prayer.

As I said in my earlier post my bishop said If I had another good week and I felt comfortable doing so, that he would encourage me to take the sacrament. Now.. I understand I did have my slip up this week. But after praying and pondering whether or not I should take the sacrament again the thought kept coming to my mind that it will only help me.

So I made the decision I was going to partake of the sacrament. I cannot tell you the feelings I felt. I'll be the first to tell you I may not understand the full meaning of sacrament and what it means when we take it. But there was a feeling of pure joy and the filling up of a crater that had been growing inside me in its absence... That's the best way I can describe it.

My words for those who are also in the recovery process... Work towards taking the sacrament. Make goals for where you want to be. And if you do end up slipping up DO NOT let it get you down! Get back up! Learn what caused you to act out and then avoid that situation next time!

I love you all and thank you for everything each and every one of you do!


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