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Wednesday, July 28 2010

What is Addiction and What Can We Learn From It?

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Make a searching and fearless written moral inventory of yourself.

Admit to yourself, to your Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, to proper priesthood authority, and to another peroin the xact nature of your wrongs.

Become entirely ready to have God remove all your character weaknesses.

Humbly ask Heavenly Father to remove your shortcomings.

Make a written list of all poersons you have harmd and bcome willing make restitution to them.

Wherever possible make direct restitution to persons you have harmed.

Continue to take personal inventory and when you are wrong, promptly admit it.

Seek through prayer and meditation to know the Lord’s will and to have the power to carry it out.

Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, share this message with others and practice these principles in all that you do.

(Source: LDS Family Services Addiction Recovery Program.

I realize in my life that I had to make a similar journey in order to overcome the thought patterns induced in me because of abuse.  Learning to let go of my fear and begin to trust the Lord, followed the same pattern as given above.

The atonement of Jesus Christ is central to every good thing we can have or experience in our lives.  Even if we are led to it through our weaknesses,  it is worth it, for coming to know Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father, allowing our spirits to dominate our bodies, is the entire purpose of our mortal existence.


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