My beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.
Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:19–20).
Ponder and write about how the Lord helps you along the strait and narrow path. How does your growing love for God and for others bring you out of addiction, help you continue in abstinence, and restore you to a hope of eternal life?
How the Lord helps me along the straight and narrow path…first, He introduced me to this program to help me make the necessary life changes. Through this program, He’s introduced me to people like Jason, Greg, Raul, Devin, and all the other brethren who have been and are in the same boat as me. As a team, we work together to overcome our addictions. He has given me the DESIRE to want to quit and change my life. He has strengthened my faith as I pray for help by really helping me, almost ON THE SPOT!
My growing love for God and others has helped me by really WANTING to change. I am trying harder all the time to WANT to do what’s right in stead of HAVING to do what’s right. The program, inspired by God, has helped me see the Atonement in a whole new light. It’s helped me understand what it’s really all about.
I’m grateful to keep learning and moving in the right direction.
Things I’m Thankful For
- To have a job where I like the people I work directly with
- To be able to go to lunch with friends and talk business
- To have other business opportunities coming around at the right times
- To be able to go visit family this weekend in Idaho
- To have the chance to talk with a couple friends about the program and their progress