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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Step 2 in the 12 Step Ladder of Success  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Sunday, 23 July 2017

We are looking at the Twelve Step ladder to success over addictions that cripple us preventing holiness and purity God wants to create in us as we abide in Him. Last week we look at admitting we have a problem and how to address it now this week we are going to look at step 2 as everyone has a need to be restored to sanity, so we came become what God created us to become.
 
2. We came to believe that God could restore us to sanity.
The insanity is that we continue the same behavior and expect different results.
2 Peter 2: 22 Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and a sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud. What  a story of mans condition when we are left to our own way. For the heart of man is sinful and without the help of the Lord, we have no hope of becoming what God wants us to be and that is like Him.
 
Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. This again needs to be understood so we keep abiding in the vine as John 15 relates to us, then God helps us become restored so we work at what bothers us from being godly.
 
Self-Destructive Behaviors
 
Negative Self Talk- This is so easy for we are born having to be taught to talk and it is natural to be wrong and only God can correct the wrongs in all of us.
Physical Abuse of Self- this is so common in societies around the world as we see tattooing, as something that gives others a picture of who you are that  your proud of and when you're wanting to have them removed it is going to hurt.
Physical Abuse of Others-Look at the terror that is going on around the world. People enjoy hurting others and the Schools have to be on the lookout for bullies.
Verbal Abuse of Others-Just in the United States of America we are seeing Republican and Democrats abusing one another. Verbal abuse is rampant around the world and who cares. It is even happening in the religious circles to where it is doing a good job of destroying the truth of being able to love one another. The phase “Black lives Matter” is hurtful for all lives matter.
Drugs/Alcohol- We are living at a time when it is ok even through Drug is going to kill you, or Alcohol is going to separate you from those you love the most.
Suicidal Thoughts-Here in White Swan on the Yakama Indian Reservation Suicide is way to common. I spent time on Suicide watch while at Green Hill a Reformatory in Chehalis, WA when I worked on Security. We had to be as close at all times; a hands length away, to prevent someone from suicide. Yes, we have class on how to prevent it and yet people commit themselves to end life.
Isolation-Even when you’re around lots of people some feel like they are locked in and can’t escape. Isolation is like living on an Island all by yourself 
Destructive Relationships-We see this in marriage around the world and where prosperity is abundant destructive Behavior is common. People have a hard time being nice and we see it around the world  with ISIS and some other religions.             Gambling-Gambling is a sport and people are always ready to make a fast dollar. We have more casinos going in as people are addicted to the thrill of losing money. We now have Addiction programs to control it fascinations 

Eating Disorders-This is so common for obesity is rampant and people love to try and eat their troubles away and do not get the exercise needed to burn the weight off.

 

Over Working-We are seeing work alcoholic. They do not know how to have fun and wonder why they are so grump when not working.
Procrastination-Putting things off is becoming worse for we are only interested in the now, no interest in complementing one another, but having many irons in the fire, so all burns up, as we never get done what is needful. Putting off is so common among all societies.
Pornography-We do not need magazines we now have the internet which has no secrets and anything goes and any sexual act can be seen.  
Fear- Fear of success is rampant for people in general do not like being Christian in knowing that God loves cast out fears of all kinds. We have as many fears as there are people.
 
What Does F.E.A.R. stand for; For You?
 
Forget
Everything
And
Run        
Face
Everything
And
Recover
 
 
Forms of Fear
 
Fear of Being Alone
Fear of Dying
Fear of Living
Fear of Failure
Feelings of Inadequacy
Fear of People     
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Abandonment
Fear of the Unknown
Guilt & Shame
Fear of Economic Insecurity
 
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of feat but of power and love and self-control. When we accept the Lord He has everything we need in His store house, to give what He created us the ability to grow in His love, mercy and grace. We are seeing more Mental Health programs in the United States of America than we are hospitals, for people want a diagnosis that gives them a quick fix, or a drug that gives release from anxiety.   
I worked alongside mental health in the jails and prisons of Washington and California for 13 years and heard this many times; You can't convict people and my response was I know, only God can convict and when I am convicted it is as the Lord forgave me and I repent and He removes the guilt, Conviction makes me and condemnation breaks me. That is the reason the BIBLE is Basic Instruction Before Living Earth. 

I trust your seeing we are sinners condemned by sin and sin is what Jesus came to rescue us from, as God our Father gave us His Son; Jesus, to die on a cross  that  we might have life abundantly as we accept abiding in Him.
We have two powers Gods and Satan and God is going to defeat Satan one of these day and we are either going to heaven, or hell depending on what mental health program we belong to; Gods Kingdom or the Kingdoms of this world.
Just call upon the Lord and He will save you now, as you have faith and reverence the Lord and let yourself worship the Lord and give Him all of you, so your prayers are answered and you're becoming more and more like Him in the journey of Life.


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