Sense of Life. Articles in English. I Found the Antidote.
Welcome to the world of language jobs!
 
Portal for Language Professionals and their Clients.  39,000+ Freelance Translators.  7,000+ Translation Agencies.
Articles for translators and linguists - I Found the Antidote
Home More Articles About the Sense of Life Database of Translation Agencies Database of Translators Become a Member!

Menu

  Upload Your Resume
  Add Your Translation Agency
  Become a Member
  Edit Your Profile
  Find Translation Jobs
  Find Rare Translation Jobs
  Find Very Rare Language Jobs
  Find Jobs in Rarest Pairs
  Receive All Jobs by RSS
  Work for Translation Agencies
  Post Your Translation Job
  Hire Translators-Members
  Hire All Translators
  Easily Contact Translators
  Hire Translation Agencies Members
  Contact All Translation Agencies
  Obtain Blacklisted Employers
  Apply to Collection Agencies
  Read Articles (By Category)
  Read Articles (By Index)
  Read Sense-of-Life Articles
  Read Work-at-Home Articles
  Use Free Dictionaries
  Use Free Glossaries
  Use Free Translators
  Use Free Software
  Vote in Polls for Translators
  Subscribe to Free Newsletter
  Advertise Here
  Buy Database of Translators
  Buy Translation Agencies List
  Buy Membership
  Watch Out for Scam E-mails
  Read Testimonials
  Read More Testimonials
  Read Even More Testimonials
  Read Yet More Testimonials
  Read Still More Testimonials
  Become our Customer
  Use Resources for Translators
  Use Online Directory
  Read our FAQ
  Ask Questions in Forum
  Use Sitemap
  Admire God's Creations

I Found the Antidote


I began masturbating in my second year of college. The last time I did it was two months ago. The habit plagued me for six years. Since I firmly believe that I have finally kicked the habit, I would like to share my experience with you, for I am convinced I have found the antidote to this and other addictions. The remedy is not what, but who — and He is God.

Forget about willpower. Forget about things changing after you get married. The only thing that will change is the manner in which you commit the sin, for then you will be using your wife. I understand your discouragement. So many attempts at breaking the habit and still you find yourself mired in sin! But you have to believe you can get out of it. It is not as hard as it might seem. You have to believe, but not in yourself, but rather in God. I must have tried to break the habit at least fifty times. Finally, I came to the realization that I had lost control of this area of my life and that it was not I who was deciding whether or not and when to do it.

That realization alone proved to be no special breakthrough or turning point. My earlier unsuccessful attempts had consisted of little more than going to confession ( a very shallow, superficial one) and receiving Holy Communion. Before I knew it, I was mired in sin again — because of TV, the computer, pornographic magazines, etc. I would “do it” as if I were in a trance.

When I look back on it now, I feel great sorrow. All those wasted days and nights! That was how I repaid God for His love and forgiveness! This hell went on for six long years. My powerlessness and weakness was always before me. Every giving in to my habit left me in a state of lingering sadness and mild depression.

How did I finally conquer the habit? Well, first I went to confession. But this time it was different. Not only did I make a clean breast of my sin, but I also admitted to God that I had a real problem, that I did not know how I could manage, and that I was losing all hope. I could not hold back my tears. That confession, I believe, was the turning point. It was then that God, in the person of the priest, spoke to me. He listened to me in my wretchedness, consoled me, and restored my hope. He took me into His arms again like a small child. The priest was important. I asked him to be my spiritual director.

After that watershed confession, I thought my problems were over. But a few days later, I began watching a movie on TV. Despite the warning “explicit sexual content,” I did not turn off the TV, and before long I was into erotic scenes, and the game was over. Though I felt God prompting me to “turn off the TV and leave the room,” I refused to listen to Him. The temptation to sinful pleasure was stronger than His voice. I fell into sin. In a second I forgot all about the confession I had made just days earlier.

Today, even though I have been chaste for two months, I know perfectly well that if I sat down to watch TV at night, I would succumb in no time. Once again the world and God would go by the board. That is why I have stopped watching TV at night; in fact, for the last two months I have hardly watched it at all. I have no time for it. But I have time for prayer. I begin my day with God. I carry my rosary with me and recite it at the bus stop or on the bus. At three o’clock sharp I say the chaplet of divine mercy. Every evening I try to pray the rosary, although I find it hard to meditate on the mysteries. Still, I make the effort. Why? Because I feel the power of this prayer! Because thanks to this prayer, I know when I have to switch off the TV or leave the room. Thanks to this prayer, the temptations are getting weaker, and I am beginning to walk with God. I now attend activities at the campus chaplaincy, which is something I always used to be afraid of.

It feels great to be free. Of course, I have other problems as well, even more than before; but that is because I notice them now. I still have to be careful and be on my guard in case I fall into sin. I have to watch what I look at and sometimes turn my eyes away. I have to watch what I read and whom I associate with. I know that if I continue to avail myself of the sacraments regularly as I do now, if I pray every day, and go to Holy Mass during the week, then with God’s help I will persevere. I wish everybody this.

Perhaps this letter will help someone. My advice is pray, avail yourself of the holy sacraments, and, if you do not belong to one yet, join a church organization. It helps. It is the antidote to your addiction and daily troubles. Remember God is always with you. All you have to do is invite Him into your heart!

a college student

Please subscribe

If you are interested to download entire issue in PDF format



The article was published with the permission from "Love One Another!"

Read sense of life articles in the following languages:
English Deutsch Polski Český Magyar Slovenský Română Български Українською Русский







Submit your article!

Read more articles - Free!

Need translation jobs? Click here!

Translation agencies are welcome to register here - Free!

Freelance translators are welcome to register here - Free!

Subscribe to TranslationDirectory.com newsletter - Free!

Take part in TranslationDirectory.com poll - your voice counts!








Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive updates from us:

 

New at the Forum

Read Articles

# 2488
Rosetta Stone and Translation Rates

# 2467
Translation - an Ageless Profession

# 2466
Have Language, Will Travel

# 2486
Почему так мало хороших переводов и хороших переводчиков?

# 2479
Average monthly wage in different European countries

# 2487
Two New Chinese Translations of Hamlet Introduced and Compared

# 2475
Linguistic history of the Indian subcontinent

# 2474
Languages with official status in India

# 2251
The Database: Your Most Valuable Asset!

More articles
More articles for translators

Vote in Polls

All Polls:
Polls on all topics

Christian Polls:
Polls on Christian topics

Financial Polls:
Polls on Financial topics

Polls for Freelancers:

Poll # 104
Have you obtained at least one new client through your facebook account?

Poll # 100
What is the worst time-waster?

Poll # 099
If you work at a laptop, do you usually use touchpad or mouse?

Poll # 094
If you run a translation agency, do you ever outsource / subcontract your projects to other translation agencies?

Poll # 090
What do you like the most about TranslationDirectory.com?

Poll # 088
Which translation portal emails you the largest number of job notifications?

Poll # 087
Which one of the following sites has the most appealing color scheme?

Poll # 085
Do you charge a fine (interest) fee for every day of payment delay?

Poll # 083
Do you have licensed SDL Trados software installed at your computer?

Poll # 079
Have you always dreamt to become a translator?

Poll # 078
Do you plan to be a freelance translator for the rest of your life?

Poll # 077
Is it necessary to learn translation theory in order to become a good translator?

Poll # 076
Will human translation be entirely replaced by machine translation in the future?

Poll # 074
Do you have savings?

Poll # 065
Do you know that the Bible is the most popular book in the world?

Poll # 063
What is the purpose of your life?

Poll # 059
How many hours per night do you sleep (in average)?

More polls
More polls for freelancers


translation jobs
christianity portal


 

 
Copyright © 2003-2017 by TranslationDirectory.com
Legal Disclaimer
Site Map