Friday, June 3, 2011

Tire Swings, Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Have you ever thought about the idea of a tire swing? We had one hanging from the walnut tree out back and we would spin and spin on it till it made us sick. It was so much fun. I look back on that and wonder how I ever found that fun. But I did, so much so that as soon as my stomach had settled back down I would get on it again. Is that the way we face some of the issues in our life? Addictions can be one of the worst things to overcome. We think that what we are doing is fun, calming, not bad for us, or exhilarating! Perhaps for a moment it is. Satan draws us away making us believe that this moment is worth the later sorrow, pain, and guilt. Life however, cannot subsist on
momentary happiness. So how do we keep ourselves from climbing back onto that tire swing? We turn to the thing that will give us lasting happiness. As we understand better what our Heavenly Father expects of us we will want to change to live our lives in better harmony with his teachings. We must understand that Christ has the ability and desire to take these things from us, it is up to us to give them over to him. We do this through prayer, we have to give up our pride and be completely humble willing to give the Lord your heart. It takes one day at a time.

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