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Will you pray for me?
By Gondor44646
1/16/2013 4:49:55 PM
It has been awhile since I have said anything.

I am having an interview with my stake president tomorrow to go on a mission.

Will you guys pray for me?

It has been a difficult journey for me and I never really let myself feel good about anything.

If I can abide in truth and be happy, that is all I want.

Gondor

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Feel happy    
"You have done what I am trying to do man. To be worthy to go on a mission is an accomplishment. Feel good look at that Day__ and feel good that god has helped you through it and provided you the strength to beat temptation."
posted at 17:03:42 on January 16, 2013 by Liberation
Yes!    
"You don't need to be perfect to be a servant of the Lord. No one is perfect, except through Christ. If you have faith and are trying to follow Him, you are perfect through him, despite your past. And he doesn't expect you to never be tempted again. And he doesn't expect you to never make a mistake again. He expects you to be HONEST when you mess up and to correct your mistake immediately, humbly, without hiding your sin. If you do that, you will grow closer to him, and he will sanctify you over time.

Go to your Bishop in faith. Be completely honest, but have faith in Christ. When you are tempted, don't fear and don't get upset at yourself. Ask the Lord to deal with it for you. When you mess up, reach out for help and confess immediately.

Your mission will be a wonderful time of service and sanctification. God bless you, Gondor, and I will pray for you!"
posted at 17:53:58 on January 16, 2013 by beclean
Think Twice    
"I made the mistake of going on a mission when I still had horrible compulsions to MG and lust after women. Up to that point in my life, it was the worst two years of my life. I lacked the Spirit and was horribly miserable. I realize that you really want to go, but you will do yourself and your companions a major disservice by going if you still have any chastity problems. If you have this problem and you don't have it under control, I guarantee that you will be very miserable and have nothing but trouble."
posted at 18:46:01 on January 16, 2013 by Anonymous
I disagree    
"If we waited until we were perfect to serve the Lord and do what he has asked us to do, we would never serve missions, we would never get married, we would never have children, we would never teach classes, we would never accept callings.

Instead, I think we need to wait until we are completely, fully, and immediately honest with ourselves and with our parents, our significant other (if we have one), our Bishop, and our God. If we have been fully and completely honest with all of those people--if we have not attempted to hide our sins--and if the recommendation and inspiration then comes from God, the Bishop, and the Prophet, then it is time to do what we have been asked to do, even if we are not yet "recovered."

If we are dishonest with our significant other, it's not time to get married.

If we are dishonest with the Bishop, it's not time to serve a mission.

Anonymous, I could be wrong, but I'm gonna guess you lied to your Bishop and others to get on your mission. I think that is why it was the worst two years of your life...because you KNEW you were a hypocrite and a liar.

But an imperfect, weak servant can be powerful indeed, if he (or she) is humbly honest with everyone about his imperfections. (At least with everyone he needs to explain his sins to.) Such a missionary does not feel like a liar and a hypocrite. Such a missionary feels like "nothing" without the Lord, and he relies completely on the Lord, which is appropriate. He does not think he is the perfect missionary who has overcome his problems. He realizes he is a weak thing, liable to slip at any moment, who can't accomplish anything without God. And so he stays VERY close to the Lord, and he confesses the instant he messes up.

I remember one morning on my mission when I was to baptize someone and I gave into the temptation to masturbate. I immediately called my Mission President and asked him how he wanted me to proceed. He told me Lucifer wanted me to dwell on it and let it slow down my work. Instead, I needed to repent, get back to work, and go baptize that convert.

I am not recommending that you go out without repenting. But if you have been regularly meeting with your Bishop, and he agrees it's time for you to go on a mission, don't correct him with, "But I haven't been clean for five years yet, and I don't know for certain that I will NEVER do it again." If you have given him the whole truth, humbly accept his judgment.

That's my opinion."
posted at 19:08:21 on January 16, 2013 by beclean
Will do!    
"I'm proud of you!!!! Abide in truth and be happy brother!!!! Man I just think the world of you!!!!"
posted at 20:30:03 on January 16, 2013 by Summer
Hypocrite and Liar    
"By the way, I don't mean to offend you, Anon, or anyone else with the "hypocrite and liar" reference. I have been known as such."
posted at 21:29:26 on January 16, 2013 by BeClean
Yay    
"I am excited about your decision to serve a mission. You will make a fine missionary. Prayers srnt up for you. :)"
posted at 02:36:50 on January 17, 2013 by G1rlie


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