19-10: Disciplined Approach

 Disciplined Approach…

Quote
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. 
~Roy L. Smith~

Meditation
Why is it that so many individuals with tremendous knowledge and talent, are seemingly unable to utilize their gifts to achieve all that they are capable of?  What is lacking is the focus and discipline required to turn that talent into meaningful ability.  Let us pray for the necessary strength of commitment, to allow the work do be done in us that must be done…in order for the God-given talents that have been borne in us to flourish, and accomplish their intended purpose.

 

Thought for the day

Whenever we are in doubt about our sense of purpose or we are having trouble determining how to use the many talents God has gifted us with, let us remember the 3rd step prayer to get us on track; “God I offer myself to thee to build with me and to do with me as thou wilt.”  “Relieve me of the bondage of self that I may better do thy will, take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of thy power, thy love and thy way of life.  May I do thy will always!”

Scriptures
Know also in your [minds and] hearts that, as a man disciplines and instructs his son, so the Lord your God disciplines and instructs you. ~Deuteronomy 8:5 (Amp)~

The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings.  Through these proverbs, people will receive instruction in discipline, good conduct, and doing what is right, just, and fair.
~Proverbs 1:2-3 (NLT)~

Be patient when you are being corrected! This is how God treats his children.  Don’t all parents correct their children? ~Hebrews 12:7 (NLT)~

For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. ~2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NASB)~

About SLAA Tilburg

Wat is seks- en liefdeverslaving? Wij in S.L.A.A. geloven dat seks- en liefdeverslaving een voortschrijdende ziekte is, die niet kan worden genezen maar die, zoals veel ziekten, wel tot staan kan worden gebracht. Zij kan verschillende vormen aannemen – inclusief (maar niet beperkt tot) een dwangmatige behoefte aan seks, extreme afhankelijkheid van één persoon (of meerdere personen), en/of een voortdurend in beslag genomen worden door romantiek, affaires of fantasieën. Er is sprake van een obsessief-dwangmatig patroon, seksueel of emotioneel (of beide), waarin relaties of seksuele activiteiten in toenemende mate destructief geworden zijn voor de loopbaan, het gezinsleven en het gevoel van zelfrespect. Als seks- en liefdeverslaving wordt veronachtzaamd, wordt zij altijd erger. Wanneer wij echter een eenvoudig programma volgen dat voor een reeks van mannen en vrouwen met dezelfde ziekte succesvol is gebleken, kunnen wij herstellen. In S.L.A.A. leren wij de realiteit te accepteren dat wij deze verslaving hebben
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