Refocus | (Re-)Aligning Our Will With God's
By hope4change
10/22/2008 1:48:07 AM
Today, I have been thinking of refocusing. Like I'd say right now, I'm pretty focused. I've been clean for a few days, but I know that I'm still weak. The beauty of this though, is knowing without a doubt that all I need is just a little trigger and I'm likely to make mistakes. I think of this and constantly remind myself that I need to keep myself clean. In Seminary today, we watched a church film that had a lot to do with our Savior and his sacrifice. As I watched the movie, I felt this inner, burning desire to be back in his presence. I thought of what it takes to make it back. Usually, when I think of the rough road in the path to recovery, I feel disappointed and sad. However, during class today, I almost felt a joy. Knowing that if I put my whole heart and soul into it, it can happen.

Thinking more in-depth about what it takes, and after discussion about it during class, it was presented that we need to align our will with God's. God wants for us to be happy. He also knows what our full potential is, and sees the big picture. In order for us to attain our full potential (eternal life and happiness), how can we do so without following his plan? How can we do it without taking into consideration, and applying the will of God to our lives? His will accounts for the big picture. Not just Earthly life.

I prayed and studied my scriptures for the first time in a couple of weeks last night, and I can testify of its effects on my day. I felt the spirit. I had a better day in general. To any of you who may have not read their scriptures and/or prayed in a while.... do it. Our Heavenly Father wants to help us... but he can't if we don't ask for it. Pray for help with your addictions. Pray for strength. Pray for inspiration. Pray for the safety of your family and friends.

While I'm typing, I'd like to thank all of you for your amazing examples, and your unending kindness. I don't know where I'd be in life if it wasn't for your knowledge, understanding, thoughts, and testimonies.

I hope that maybe, just maybe, I can provide the same blessings to you as a tool in the hands of our Heavenly Father as you have been for me.

We must all keep on keepin' on,



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"Man has a dual nature; one, related to the earthly or animal life; the other, akin to the divine. Whether a man remains satisfied within what we designate the animal world, satisfied with what the animal world will give him, yielding without effort to the whim of his appetites and passions and slipping farther and farther into the realm of indulgence, or whether, through self-mastery, he rises toward intellectual, moral, and spiritual enjoyments depends upon the kind of choice he makes every day, nay, every hour of his life"

— David O. McKay