Another Lesson Learned
By will
9/7/2012 4:41:52 PM
My biggest challenge is to stop making the same mistakes over and over. I've learned that I must totally turn my life and will over to God and allow Him to fight my battles. For many years, I felt it was necessary to "put on the whole armor of God, to fight will all my might and totally dedicate my life to being obedient, make endless promises to improve and essentially try to be perfect." While this is a great goal, it is destined to failure. God wants us to do our best. He wants us to enter into covenants. But what I didn't understand, is that my best is light years away from being good enough. I will fail without totally depending on God to Save me. My prayers used to be,"Heavenly Father help me to ..." . Now my prayers are," Heavenly Father, please lift me above and beyond temptation and fight my battles for me". Of course I must continued to do my best, but it is God that must rescue me from sin.
Now I just need to keep it up and stop making silly minor mistakes. May God bless and be with all of us in our efforts!


Thank you, I needed that    
"All the children of Israel needed to do was look to the staff (that moses had, symbolic to the Savior).

20 And now, my brethren, I have spoken plainly that ye cannot err. And as the Lord God liveth that brought Israel up out of the land of Egypt, and gave unto Moses power that he should heal the nations after they had been bitten by the poisonous serpents, if they would cast their eyes unto the serpent which he did raise up before them, and also gave him power that he should smite the rock and the water should come forth; yea, behold I say unto you, that as these things are true, and as the Lord God liveth, there is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved.
(Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 25:20)

I don't know if I have been doing my best... But I have been doing what I have been doing, I do not desire evil, and I do not want this sin. I pray that God will fight for me now, as I am not enough but I endeavorer to continue to try and to do my best"
posted at 10:17:21 on September 8, 2012 by Gondor44646

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"You lived with your Heavenly Father in a premortal life. You were there with Him. Your spirit knows what it is like to live in celestial realms. You can never be truly happy in an uncelestial environment. You know too much. That is one of the reasons that for you, wickedness never can be happiness. What a great thing it is to decide once and for all early in life what you will do and what you will not do with regards to honesty, modesty, chastity, the Word of Wisdom, and temple marriage. "

— Larry W. Gibbons

General Conference October 2006