11-04: Just Do It…

Just Do It…

Quote
Do what you can with what you have where you are.  ~Theodore Roosevelt~

Meditation
Someone once said, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.  Good intentions are only that, unless they are acted upon.  Tomorrow may never come…the time to act on that which you believe is now!

Thought for the day
As I continue to attend 12 step meetings I am amazed at how many newcomers are just wasting time, in essence playing Russian roulette, with their lives.  They attend meetings for months, sometimes without participating at all, waiting for this “right moment” to get a sponsor and begin working the steps.   The truth is that “right moment” may not come fast enough for their lives to be saved.  Addicts die daily from alcoholism, sex addiction, drugs, gambling and even food addiction.   Those of us who are living a life in recovery are not exempt from responsibility when we allow newcomers to continue to attend meetings without committing to the program.  We are our brother’s keepers!  A life is a terrible thing to waste!  Could you live with yourself knowing you did nothing to help someone who died as they waited for the right moment?  When will you start living the 12th step?  Ask yourself, if not now, then when…if not me, then who…if not here, then where?  Well, what are you waiting for?   Save a life…it is indeed a wonderful way to live out your faith!

Scriptures
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.  A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.  Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”  ~Mark 12:41-44 (NASB)~

And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide Himself anymore, but your eyes will constantly behold your Teacher.  And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left.
~Isaiah 30:20, 21 (Amp) ~

For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.  Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.  But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.
~1 John 2:16-18, 20~

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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