Fear is the worst of pride
By Gintama101
1/9/2010 3:57:00 PM
Step 1 - Action Step — Let go of pride and seek humility
I have tried to seek humility with my savior through prayer and with my family however I am too scared to admit everything as I fear the consequences.

I know though that they cannot be avoided and that I must pay for the sins I have commited against my brother and father in heaven. I live with my elderly grandparents and due to this they cannot help me achieve my goal of overcoming these problems.

I am soo soo sorry for the sins I have committed my heart feels like a tonne of soot because of it. Yet satan uses this feeling to control me.

So please, I'm begging of all of you, please help me. Please.

You are my last hope.


Your last hope    
"We are not your last hope. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is your ONLY hope.

But we are also here for you. You are not alone."
posted at 23:05:40 on January 9, 2010 by BeClean
Godly Sorrow    
"Welcome to the site and thank you for your comments. One of the lines in your post caught my attention: "... I am too scared to admit everything as I fear the consequences." I do not know all the details of your situation, but I would like to share some of my experiences with you. I am working on step 5 of the 12-step program, and just yesterday met with my bishop to read him the moral inventory I prepared in step 4. It was one of the most difficult meetings I have ever had; I've confessed individual sins before, but never all of them at once. As I read the letter, I felt as low as I've ever felt. But I took that step and went through that embarrassment because I can't live a lie anymore and I'll do whatever it takes to move on with my life. For me, forsaking my sin was only a part of the process. I needed to confess and bring the sin to light, whatever the consequences, so that I could build my future on a solid foundation. It took a long time for me to come to this realization, because I believed Satan's lies that people would judge me and my life would be ruined. The truth was that I went through a very difficult period and then things began to improve. I got my life back, my relationships with my family became better than ever and I could feel the spirit again.

Courage isn't the absence of fear -- it's doing what needs to be done in spite of fear. Confession was the last thing I wanted to do, but it was the best thing I could have done. I don't feel powerless anymore. I have hope for the future and, while I'll always need to be vigilant to guard against relapse, I have renewed faith in the atoning power of Jesus Christ to cleanse me from sin and help me stay sober.

May God bless you in your recovery, and may He give you the strength you need to continue on the path to complete healing."
posted at 12:12:06 on January 11, 2010 by finallyfree

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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