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Almost A Week of Being Sober
By sonofgod
11/3/2009 2:03:45 PM
I've never been happier in my entire life. I feel so comforted, uplifted, and loved. I've given and dedicated my life to the Spirit, and the Lord - and I am accomplishing what I never thought possible.

I've been tempted beyond belief - but I'm fighting back the temptations of the adversary.

Thus far I've had 5 days of being completely clean - and I'm working on my 6th day. I'm just reading scriptures, praying hard, keeping busy - and most of all - trying my best to be kind and serve others. It's amazing how much easier it is to choose the right when you're focusing on the others who need help in your life.

I know that a majority of my problems came from being selfish - and I'm doing my best to release those actions. Last Sunday I also bore my testimony - and I felt the spirit so strong - with the knowledge that I can do this.

To all those that are looking for inspiration - what has helped me most are the videos the church produces. They're listed on the home page of LDS.org and are called Mormon Messages. They are simple, helpful truths. I coudn't stop crying while watching them.

Thank you for your support. I'm doing the unthinkable - and obtaining what I've always yearned for. My life is feeling so much more positive. Thank you!

Comments:

Great job    
"I look forward to hearing about your progress, gives me hope that I can maybe I can be clean for a week as well."
posted at 16:00:03 on November 4, 2009 by adrastos
Way to be!    
"I'm excited for you that you're doing so well. It's obvious from what you've written that you're not only staying sober, but you're also experiencing spiritual recovery. By the way, thanks for recommending the Mormon Messages, they are incredible! I gained a much deeper appreciation for Elder Packer after watching a few of them."
posted at 16:22:38 on November 4, 2009 by ETTE
Tears of Joy    
"This post brought tears to my eyes. How refreshing it is to see you rejoice after 5 days of sobriety....we should all rejoice at the end of each day of sobriety even if it is day 1."
posted at 23:20:55 on November 5, 2009 by needhelp38
Hold Fast!    
"Hold Fast!"
posted at 22:33:04 on November 7, 2009 by Anonymous


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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967