01-01-2011: A New Year Resolution for “No Limits”…

A New Year Resolution for “No Limits”…

Quote
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
~William Shakespeare~

Meditation
We truly are only limited by our own thoughts of what we might become.
Take the limits off…dare to dream big dreams, and allow your vision of what could be to take flight.  Every great endeavor and worthwhile undertaking began as but a seed of possibility, in a mind that refused to be bound by imagined obstacles.
Think it…Speak it…Live it…Resolve this day to see your dreams become reality in this New Year …but please remember without God we can’t accomplish squat!

Thought for the day
We can accomplish anything with/through God who strengthens us!
Let us dedicate ourselves this year to personal recovery, building up our spiritual life by healing, reforming and renewing our relationship with Him, our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with our brothers.
Let’s study the gospel before we preach the gospel.  Better yet as St Francis of Assisi said, live the gospel, “go out and evangelize and speak only if you have to!” This applies to our everyday affairs whether at home or at work.  Don’t tell your wife you love her… show her your love by acts of kindness, service and by becoming truly intimate with her.  Hold her hand, look her in the eyes and practicing mindfulness… sitting still while she tells you all about her day.  And then when you go to your meetings, don’t just sound good… be good!  Spend time with your sponsees, teaching, guiding, reproaching when necessary, building a bond based on honesty and love.  Don’t just sound good… be good!  This you can do, because goodness (God) resides in you!

Scriptures
May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].  May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts!  May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love.  Now to Him Who, by the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super-abundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]–To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it). ~Ephesians 3:16,17,20,21 (Amp)~

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
~Proverbs 8:12~

…for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. ~Jesus / Matthew 17:20 (NASB)~

Heavenly Father, as we your children embark on yet another year of this mysterious gift called life, help us to overcome the immense calling from the Dark Side, which would like nothing better than for us to stay under the sheets, overwhelmed by life’s difficulties.  Help us to see things, through a different set of glasses, understanding that it is our reaction to things that truly matters and not necessarily the events themselves.  Help us to stay focused on our relationship with you and please help us to maintain within us, at a minimum, an authentic desire to “do your will”.  For deep down inside all of us know that it is in that Truth, that we are truly saved, in this life and the next.  We ask for these things in the name of the one true living God, your son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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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