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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.

4th Step to ladder of success  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 04 August 2017

Here we are in another mind set as we are learning the power of making decisions to change our behavior and attitude about what is going on in our lives that affect us and others. We see our problem and admit our weaknesses as the number one concern and then we see the power of empowerment to become restored as God forgives us and gives us a new heart, so our motivation is thinking of self and others who love us and want the best for us. This happens because I make a decision to turn every desire over to the Lord and he begins to mold me and make me into His image. I know I am not finished yet, so am taking the fourth step which in on going becoming like my creator God.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Matthew 7:3-5 Jesus said, "Why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a board in your own? First get rid of the board then you can see clearly enough to help your brother." This is a story we do not want to accept, for we like to see other people’s problems as greater than our own, until we take an inventory and see reality of who we really are. Weak and helpless in ourselves and want the speck removed that is cause for lack of seeing clearly what is going on. So, we set down and begin to think about our life story. We see that honesty is the key that breaks denial of knowing the truth for we all need help. John 8:32 "And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free."
 
Behaviors change as well as Attitudes-Everything that was wrong begins to change for our behavior and attitude is what God created it to be, to become like our creator.
Healthy-We know longer have to have what we were addicted to but are healthy and feeling good about what is happening.
Generosity-We are always wanting to help others and are willing to give of time and money to make sure life gets better and not worse.
Work/Career-We have a desire now to become responsible and go to work at making sure we stay away from addictions that rob us of peace and goodwill, so become busy in the occupations we are in, not being idle like we were but have an objective now to provide for self and others.
Helping Others-Your seeing thing you never saw before for people are hurting and now you’re seeing clearly how you might bless other rather than be a burden on other. So you are no longer bitter about what others are doing but seeing what you can do to better life for self and others.
Being Responsible-Your seeing who you are want what you can do to be more responsible, for now you have a purpose that is godly not evil.
Being Compassionate-Your total being is one that loves who he is and what he is doing so can’t wait to bless rather than condemn. Your seeing faith, hope and love getting stronger to where you’re an ambassador for Gods kingdom and not the enemies.
Communicating with Others-You have a burning desire now to tell others about the experience your having now that you free of the Load of addictions sins.
Admitting Mistakes-This is the hall mark of my life now knowing I am weak and need help in still accepting I am not perfect but working at it. Conviction is now keeping me in tune with God who I am now trusting to give me power to continue seeking His will and not mine.
Asking for Help-So now help is seen as a blessing for it is as I get help from God I am able to stay free of the lust and temptations to sin and fall back, rather than going on.
Supportive of Family/Friends-Now I see the need for helping and supporting my family and friends, which is turning me on to making me feel good about what I am.
 

Praying-Is giving me the assurance God is alive and cares about every area of my life and I can make it without spending time with my best friend. Prayer is as important as eating sleeping and drinking and needs to be cultivated and that is worked at
Exercise-We for the first time realize the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and God resides in us and wants us to exercise faith and hope, to where we are secure doing what we are doing, so we do not run out of energy.
Recreation-Is now something that bring satisfaction and resting assured I can have fun that uplifts not destroy ability to play.
 
Unhealthy Behaviors-Become reality and I do not want to go back to the old self so I am changed and stop destroying myself and others.
Lying-I see what lying does and the importance to know the truth and not accept the lies Satan is always trying to get me to believe.
Cheating-Has become a hindrance and very costly so I do not want to cheat on anything and do not like the effects of cheating in any way shape or form.
Stealing-This has become so revealing for that is what I have been involved with most of my life until I saw the Light of knowing the way, truth and life found in the Bible
Pride-It is no longer I, but proud of knowing others matters as will and I am always fighting, thinking I am better than anyone else.
Greed-Yes this is what caused me to not accept the fact I needed help for I was greedy of more wrong, never getting enough became insanity.
Lust-For women and drugs is now looked at as total destruction for it make me helpless and the need of sex is never satisfied.
Envy-Always wanting more and can never get enough is a weakness that can destroy one ability to see reality. It causes so many different attitudes and behaviors that destroy one’s life.
Jealousy-is very difficult to overcome for we always seem to not like it when someone has more than what we have and we can act human but begin to hate and become bitter.
Gluttony-Is what we are seeing in the developing area of the world for we are not getting the exercise need to burn off the excess fatty tissue.
Slothfulness-Is one of the areas that hurts everyone around us including ourselves for it robes one of dignity and honor and we become a drag on society.
Violence-Is being seen around the world for people it seems like getting into fights thinking they are going to win something and we all lose. Look at the riots and the effect it has on civilization? This is causing our world lawlessness for no one cares anymore about others
Perfectionism-This is you doing all you can by yourself to be who you want to be without any pressure from anyone including God. So, your never able to have that feeling of wholeness and righteousness.
So, it is so important we take a moral inventory of who we are, where we are and where we are going to be able to continue climbing the ladder of Success.
Thank the Lord He created us all to Achieve our Potential as we abide in His way, truth and life so we can produce the fruits of the Spirit of God. That is so will explained in John 15 as John witness himself the need to rest in the presence of the Lord!



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