When I first got clean I learned that honesty is a spiritual principle that I had to learn to practice.
I’m not just talking about not lying to people, not stealing and giving back extra change a cashier might give me. I also have to be extremely honest with myself about how I am feeling and acting. I lied to myself for so many years that it was a hard lesson to learn, but it is more than worth the work!
If I am not brutally honest with myself there is a chance that I will go back to the denial that I lived in for so many years. As I practice self honesty, I can also continue to grow as I act on the information I find in my step work and receive in personal revelation. This way I can continue growing in recovery and as a child of God.
I have also learned that I have to be honest in my important personal relationships. Though the voice in my head says that I am not good enough, and if I am not exactly what my people want then they will not love me, today I know that is a lie and I know from experience that when I am honest, truly honest with my people about how I feel and how I am doing, that my relationships are much better!!
I spent way too many years being scared of showing my true self to those I love and because of that there were always gaps in those relationships. Today, as I am honest in my relationships, they grow!
There is a really good article in the February Ensign called “What Can The Book of Mormon Teach Us About Happiness”
It lists and talks about 7 principles of happiness that are found in just 2 Chapters of the Book of Mormon!
- Maintaining uplifting associations
- Aligning actions with beliefs
- Accomplishing hard work
- Focusing on the Temple
- Sharing what we have
- Belonging to a family
It is written by Hank R Smith an Instructor at BYU.
You should go read it yourself, it is worth the time.
Hello there again folks. I have been very busy with life for a lot longer than i realized.
I am a little less busy with the grandkids these days so I am going to try to get back into a habit of writing here again.
I want to leave you today with a couple of my favorite thoughts:
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I hope that you all have a wonderful day
D & C 4:2 says “Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”
I have heard and read this scripture a lot today!! It is an awesome scripture.
I know that “I” personally do better when I give ALL of myself to my Higher Power. Whether I am trying to determine His will in my life, or whether I am fulfilling my calling a RS instructor, or taking care of my grandchildren, or fulfilling my responsibilities as a sponsor. If I do my BEST to keep Patty out of it and keep all of the focus on “God’s Will” everything just works out better.
It’s all about “God’s Will” for me today. I work diligently every day to stay there.
Here is a really awesome blog by MMM, go check it out.
I hope you have a great day!!!! (((HUGS)))