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Surrender
By John Anon
2/9/2009 9:28:52 PM
The one thing that works for me is surrender. I don't like to do it. It makes me realize my weakness, my inability to do anything about my addiction. The unmanageability of my life; my absolute powerlessness over my addiction. Only surrender the lust, the depression, the boredom, the resentment, the anger, the shame, the pain, the sorrow, and the elation. I only ever succeed if I give it to God and let Him deal with it. I am totally unable to hack it, so that is my only hope. And, luckily, it works. I am so grateful for that.

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" Is it possible to reclaim a life that through reckless abandon has become so strewn with garbage that it appears that the person is unforgivable? Or what about the one who is making an honest effort but has fallen back into sin so many times that he feels that there is no possible way to break the seemingly endless pattern? Or what about the person who has changed his life but just can't forgive himself?The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite. It applies to everyone, even you. It can clean, reclaim, and sanctify even you. That is what infinite means—total, complete, all, forever. "

— Shayne M. Bowen

General Conference October 2006