Ye are little children and ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth. Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, . . .And none of them that my Father hath given me shall be lost” (D&C 50:40–42).
Sometimes we become impatient or discouraged that recovery is an ongoing process. These verses show the Savior’s and our Heavenly Father’s patience with us as “little children.” Apply these verses to yourself by writing them out addressed to you personally.
Nate, you are a little child and you cannot bear all things now; you must grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth. Fear no, little child, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world,…And none of you that my Father hath given me shall be lost…
This is comforting because I’ve thought about a lot about this with Step 6. How will I ever really “complete” this step? Grace by grace and with a consistent study of the word will help me gain knowledge and understanding about what I need to do to continue to develop a true change of heart.
I don’t think I’m there yet. I still have thoughts from time to time. I looked at a couple friends profile pictures the other day on Facebook – luckily I didn’t keep looking but just the fact that I went down that path tells me that there is more I can do.
What’s nice to know and feel is that, to me, THAT is a small mistake. In the past, I wouldn’t have thought twice about that.
I’m grateful for the steps I’ve taken this week so far – knowing that in the past I would have probably given in to temptation and acted on resentments I felt.
How can the promises in this scripture strengthen you when you get discouraged?
This is a very helpful reminder. It makes me excited about continuing to work the steps of the program over and over again throughout my life. Not only do I need a review of all these topics, but there is no way I can do this on my own.
Discouragement has been part of my “Resentment” in the past (and even now) so it’s good to be aware of this promise in the scriptures.
I’m excited about the future and what’s happening now.
Things I’m Thankful For
- That I didn’t browse a friends Facebook page today
- That I was able to be with the kids while Becky was at aerobics and YW
- That I’m answering questions from the steps
- That my attitude was better today at work, although it can still be better
- That things seem to be better now with Becky and I
- That I was nice and mostly patient with the kids today
- That I talked with John about my Forex stuff
- That I got to talk with both the guys I’m sponsoring and that things seem to be going good for them