15-05: Just A Thought…

Just A Thought…

Quote
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. ~Tyron Edwards~

Meditation
Everything that you are…everything that you would be…everything that you would do…begins with a simple thought.  Be ever diligent to guard your thought life, for it is the thoughts that we entertain and give place to, that become the intents of our heart, and ultimately shape and mold us into the person we become.

Thought for the day
Am I mindful of what thoughts I allow to entertain?  And when I do notice myself fantasizing or being preoccupied about anything, my marriage, sex, work, my child’s grades, shopping, the past or the future am I aware that this is not good for me?  Not that we should go through life inattentive to important issues but there is a great difference between meditating and thinking about solutions and obsessing and being preoccupied with things beyond our control.  Staying present to life and in the now is the greatest challenge to any addict.  Have I learned to stay in the now?  Can I accept and pursue purity of heart and mind as a daily goal?  If so, how are my sponsor and I working on this?

Scriptures
Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed…Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods;  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he… ~Proverbs 16:3,23:6,7 (Amp)~

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; ~2 Corinthians 10:4,5~

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
~Hebrews 4:12~

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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