• Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 7 hours, 7 minutes ago

    A 20 year old person’s life is going bad. They think, I could go back to _______ (Fill in your sin habit or habits). Today I am going to list 10 things we might miss out on when we go back. Note, everyone is different, you may be strong in some of these things, but everyone misses out on some of these things.

    #1 Bad habits often make people miss…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 days, 5 hours ago

    How can we remind ourselves to review quitting notes and prayers. #1 put a piece of tape or string around your finger. #2 Set an alarm on your phone. #3 Notes. #4 Put it on your (Google) calendar. #5 Have a magnet on your fridge. Put fresh notes up under the magnet weekly (Use a code if needed). In your bedroom write your goal – “Run from t…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks ago

    Barry Bonds smashed baseballs. He was the king of the steroid era players (allegedly). Pitchers were scared of him and he walked 232 times in 2004 including 120 intentional walks. Barry annihilated the home run record with 73.

    The million-dollar question is, can we annihilate gambling? Gambling thoughts lead to ruin. Consider praying:

    “If my t…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks, 3 days ago

    A lot of time should be spent working on quitting. Many people spend 25 minutes at this site. That is smart. But only a few understand that it is just as important to work on something every hour that you can. Obviously, if you are busy at work this does not apply. But if you have tons of time to think about triggers at work, taking 1 minute to…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago

    Adam and Eve’s poor choices caused problems. Because of eating the apple the previously fruitful ground was cursed. Now we have weeds. #2 They were banished from the garden. #3 Now we work instead of enjoying life in paradise. #4 Now there is childbirth pain. #5 They caused mankind to start life in a sinful state instead of a righteous state. #6…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    When a trigger hits it is wise to stop and think. What is happening and why is it happening. #2 Write down your thoughts and emotions in that situation. #3 Have a plan for fighting triggers. First, have a couple of prayers and start praying them fervantly.
    Second, it is vital to get active in some way once you are triggered. Think of 3 physical…[Read more]

    • Glad you talked about triggers. I appreciate the suggestions you made too. I still never know when I will be triggered, but it certainly seems much more likely when I have money to burn. No doubt things like stress, depression, or just boredom can send me the wrong direction, but having the access to cash makes the urges to gamble inevitable.…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks ago

    Yesterday I pushed turning from triggers. But, if 100% of our thoughts are either temptation or turning from triggers, it may be a rough battle. Some days we are restless, frustrated, wanting to go back to our destruction. So yes, start with turning from triggers and fighting triggers, but quickly transition to something like insisting on having…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Spiritual Ideas
    Chess players who attack, win more often. Chess players who react, lose more often. In fighting gambling, always attack. Always pray:

    “Father, help me to turn from triggers, and help me to love others.”

    Start praying before you go out, before you turn on the TV, before you go to a tempting place, and before you come home from…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks ago

    To think right means to think the opposite of wrong. If we are not happy with someone close to us, thinking bad about them is wrong. Thinking right is to think about contentment and love, then to pray about contentment and love.
    Second, to allow anxiety or anger to rule us is wrong. To think right consider having a couple of Bible verses in your…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months ago

    With the 1-2 habit, we write down 1-2 key things from an article. To triple its effectiveness set an alarm to review these key items every 30 minutes. Obviously, this only works when you are more alone and can review the key things for a few minutes. But, those are the times when temptation ramps up.

    Second, Galatians 5:1 ESV “For freedom Ch…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months ago

    Prayers
    Yesterday was bad. To fight back I prayed the following prayers back to back repeatedly:

    “Lord, help me to love.”

    “Father, help me to be tough.”

    “Father, help me to turn from sin and gambling.”

    “Father, show me Your will.”

    Every time I started to think about bad stuff, I started to pray these prayers again. When we fight back, pro…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    Spiritual Ideas
    The Bible says to think about things that are noble. Noble thoughts are majestic, awesome thoughts. Today we can think: God has a plan for me, or, God has a great plan for me, if I sit around thinking about problems, triggers, money… I may miss the majestic plan He has for me.
    The Bible says, “For although they knew God, they d…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    Can Anyone Quit Without God?
    Quitting addiction without God is impossible. We either quit addiction and do what God wants or we change addictions. Some quit by a complete dedication to sports or hobbies. But in these cases they simply have a new addiction, one that is way better, and less destructive. However, finding their full God given purpose…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 2 weeks ago

    You are at home and want a bowl of ice cream. Think first. Can you increase your pleasure with a large bowl of ice cream instead of a half bowl? No! Overindulgence never increases pleasure. You need to think about 100’s of hours in front of the mirror. Trips to the doctor because of bad health. Lower energy etc.
    Second, your pleasure from ice…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 2 weeks ago

    Taylor Swift is a rock star. 8 years ago I assumed she was a star based on her great looks and good voice. But after watching a movie that goes behind the scenes, I realized, she lives, breathes, and thinks about music all the time. She constantly writes and records songs.
    To quit, we need to have a focus on quitting the way she focuses on being…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 3 weeks ago

    Life has been very frustrating for me for the last 3 days. Job, relationships, problems etc. Last night and this morning I found time to give thanks. It really helps. I also am focusing on praising the Lord.
    Second, I printed out the Feb 18th Armor of God thread which is already helping. That article quotes “Whatever is true, noble, right, p…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 3 weeks ago

    A top ten habit for quitting is to analyze what to work on today. Firstly, if something is way out of whack like anger, work on that. Pound it out with Bible verses on anger (Verses anger).
    Second, the Bible says: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is exc…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 4 weeks ago

    I recommended the book Atomic Habits to help with quitting and my friend said, “Just watch the Youtube about the book.” This is an excellent suggestion if you don’t want to get the book. But it takes 65 to 100 days to form a new habit. So if today you say, “I will learn to pray “Father help me to run from triggers,” over the next 2-3 months. I…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months ago

    Bad emotions lead to depression. If you start to become angry, discontent, stressed, or any of a dozen negative emotions… Panic. Negative emotions lead to darkness and darkness leads to bad habits. Recently, I noted that praising the Lord 100 times is a top 7 way to quit. Why? Because that praise is “fighting” negative emotions.
    Second, exe…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 months ago

    God insists we do things His way. He is “Very” firm. Why? Because it is either His way or trouble. No middle ground. Our purpose is “For the Lord.”

    I have been hearing about a book called Atomic Habits. I plan to read it. A great use of this books great tools would be to use his great advice in conjunction with doing what you learn here. Learnin…[Read more]

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