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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 6 In "12 STEPS TO SUCCESS IN ADDICTIONS OF SIN".
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 August 2017

THIS IS A STEP WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ABIDING IN THE LORD!

Life is so precious when we begin to walk in the light as we learn to abide in the vine; Jesus. For He empowers us to overcome all the sins that would so easily beset us, preventing us from walking in the light of God’s love. We are sinners saved by God grace not man’s. So, we are always admitting we are sinners that are poor without abiding in the Lord. The first step in becoming Gods is.
1.    Admit we have a need. Mt. 5:3 We all have a Conscious need- we are poor- needing help as our pride-does not want us to admit we need salvation.  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. Thank the Lord we need to work every day as we are not our own, we need to breath the air and eat the food and get the rest needed to stay alive as we work at life.  Now we are Christs we are redeemed, or bought back and He has a plan for us to restore us, unto Himself, so number 2 becomes possible.
 
      
2.    Restoration is possible. Mt. 5:4 mourn for sin that is feeling bad ashamed and we cry at night or even during the day for the sins we so easily commit. –Boredom becomes a part of our lives and we become addicted to evil behavior and attitudes as compassion is not accepted, instead we become bitter and the Lord wants us to love obeying Him to become restored as if we had never sinned. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” When we are abiding in the Lord, He lets us know in our conscience, we did something wrong, so we repent as soon as possible. Convictions are real and we need to feel bad when we do what is wrong for it hurts you and those around you. So, convictions make me and condemnation breaks me. So, I am going to make sure I go Gods way.
 
 
3.    Decide to turn your will over from bad to good. Mt 5:5 Meek-is certainly not weak, but strength knowing we are needing growth- if growth is not present, anger become a part of our lives to where we can’t control our behavior, or attitudes –concentration is needed to make sure we keep our focus upon God and His will for our lives. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Thank the Lord we are what we are because of God’s love, mercy and grace, He has given to us all. Meek is not being weak, but accepting the fact we need help and that help comes from the Holy Spirit of God. This all happens when I realize I have to be faithful to God, for He is my strength and I know it by my experience with Him. So, I am always taking a look at what I am doing. Which leads to step four.
 
4. Make a fearless truthful moral inventory. Mt. 5:6 Righteous should be our goal always for without it we will not be successful over addictions of sin- apathy-Let’s not fall asleep as many are doing today, let’s be aware and awake to the wages of sin, giving us the ability to see what attributes to God’s truth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” It is as we look at imagination, times, vividness we are able to live in reality that is a blessing, for we are eating healthy food, “Not garbage in, but garbage out.” We are seeing obesity more all the time, for we live in the land of plenty. Help us to make sure we are hiding the world of God in our hearts so we do not sin against God and our fellow man. Now we are at the place in our lives we are beginning to grow in knowledge and understanding, as we gain wisdom to just obey the Lords will and not our own. Then we are able to practice step five all the time.
 
5. Admit to creator and to ourselves and to others the exact nature of wrong. Mt. 5:7 Merciful-it is not my brother or sister, but me O Lord. That is being transparent- seeing ourselves as sinners, undone, needing help and not ashamed of it. Bitterness leaves for we are now in love with God and all He created and pray for our enemies. Then we can see Transformation in our attitude and behavior that becomes better and lovable all the time regardless of the circumstance. Forgiveness Bring a release of emotions that cause bitterness and hostility to flourish. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”. If we want to be a blessing we need to forgive others and pray for our enemies, so we can be healed and become transparent. We all have problems and need to show and tell others we are not perfect yet, but are striving to become better and better to not become bitter. This really means, I am beginning to see the success of achieving my potential in climbing the ladder and not resting till we get to the top.
 
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Romans 12:1
"I plead with you dear brothers to give your bodies to God”. Let them be a living sacrifice, Holy - The kind He can accept." This is a life time process. Progress not perfection.
This is a lifelong process. It is progress not perfection.
We discovered our defects in Step 4 Mt 5: 8 Pure is what make one healthy and wise so we experience, purity- that is having Christ like Spirit  “Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God”.
For they shall see God”.

 


 

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Step Five to (Ladder of Success)
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 11 August 2017

We are in need of help and we need to admit it was the first step to beginning recovery, 2nd step was repenting from the sin of missing out on life that is a blessing, and 3rd step returning to Gods way, truth and life and we practice step 4 making a searching and fearless moral inventory of our self to see if there is any wickedness in us. This leads to step 5.
5. We admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
James 5:16a
"Therefore confess your sins one to another and pray for each other that you may be healed."
Adam and Eve tried to hide from God in the Garden. We need to run to God not away from him. It is so easy to think you really do not have to admit any wrong for everybody is drinking or sinning in some way or other. Yet there is never a time in our lives we can take for granted we have it made or licked. Satan is the author of deceiving and is working overtime today for the internet does not need to rest, Satan is out all the time seeking whom he may devour. Lord help us to see the need for others and that is the reason God wants us to come to Church to worship, reverence, have faith and hope in Him, so He can answer our prayers and forgive us of our sins that would so easily beset us.  
Confession Promotes Healing: We are as sick as our Secrets. Confession is realizing we have hurt God, our loved ones and those around us. Peter confessed and Judas didn’t. Confession is caused by conviction of the Holy Spirit and He is not a respecter of persons. Many think, if I control my drinking it is ok. If I control my tongue it is ok. If I keep it hide no one will ever know? Sin can’t be hide from God as He said behold your sin will find you out. No one has to tell your sin is wrong, but we get blinded tol the truth  or Satan say’s it is ok it will make you wise like God. Remember Adam and Eve listen to Satan and then had to hide for sin can’t be done in secret. Let’s look at what happens when we accept the secret sins causes and effects.
SECRETS CAUSE     
Shame-that causes you not to see reality, you can’t talk right, your nervous, shaky, restless, can’t follow a white line, can’t stay calm very nervous, trying to cover up and turn red, or have some other type of disfiguration. This leads to not caring about personal thing being in order very messy and that is ok.
Guilt-to where you can shake it off your comfortable with feeling uncomfortable and who care, you just live with it and shrug it off thinking it will go away and it does for your callous and can’t be corrected by behavior or attitude that is totally wrong and you do not care.
Fear-Is a part of your life and you can’t escape being found out, so you live in fear of doing wrong and do not want to change and become adopted into the family of God. Fear is one of Satan’s biggest tool to keep one away from doing what is right and healthy for the body. Fear is like witchcraft and never gives one the ability to abide and rest in the Lord.
Isolation-Is very common as you do not want people that are doing right to know you’re not so you hide your true identity.
Alienation-is real and becomes a disadvantage for you limited in what your able to do or think, so keep away from a crowd that can benefit you and always seeking some one that is doing what you’re doing that is why the tavern’s or gambling casinos are full of people. 
Dishonesty-This is so common for they have learned to cope with lying to self and those they love and everyone else. This effects relationship and when married becomes a stumbling block.
Denial-Is not being able to accept the problems we face and is a hindrance to breaking our sins for they do not take away for us having fun in our addictions of sin.
Low Self Worth-This is one reason we have so many mental health facilities today for people want to be told they can and in fact can’t for it take God to give self- esteem to be honest and open, or transparent.
Anger-Is rampant today and could be the reason for lawlessness, for many people can’t control their attitude our behavior without becoming belligerent and hurting someone, or even self.
Defensiveness-is common for many do not want to fight for the right and are always trying to defend their reason for doing what they are doing. It is very easy for defensive people to become fault finding for they are never wrong or see themselves as a problem.
Self Hatred- This is seen many time in the way people mutilate their bodies and talk negative about themselves. They are never successful and positive about what they are doing.
Thank the Lord everyone I have ever meet seems to enjoy what Honesty promotes for it is knowing the truth about how God created us all.


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4th Step to ladder of success
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.
 

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