Standing Up To Temptation

Let’s face it, Satan does NOT want you to succeed. He will do anything in his power to steer Christians away from reaching positive goals. He doesn’t want us to honor our temples of the Holy Spirit!  And don’t be fooled, Satan isn’t the ugly red monster with horns and a pitchfork. Satan is a beautiful, enticing creature – the Ben Affleck of angels. He’s attractive and very tempting, literally.

Don’t be mislead however, Satan is not as powerful as God.  He’s not omnipresent or omnipotent!  He cannot read our minds, he’s just very attuned to human nature.

Satan discerns our weaknesses, so whether it’s  self-pity, ice cream, cake, being a people pleaser or prograstination, that particular temptation will “suddenly” appear when we are at our most vulnerable. If we fall to temptation, we feel discouraged, worthless and a failure. That’s his favorite part.  He loves to whisper in our ear that we are a total failure, so why botherHe wins when we give up!

So how do we learn not give in to temptation?

First, study Scripture! Quote I John 4:4 “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” Believe that as a Christian, you inherit your own power to overcome temptation! God wants you to succeed!

 

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5 thoughts on “Standing Up To Temptation

  1. I like the scriptures you’ve chosen and the analogies you’ve given for this post; in particular the one about driving to Disney World “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.”

    Just as you have conveyed here; as we’re taking care of others, it’s just as important that we also take care of ourselves – in watching that we don’t let temptation get the best of us. 🙂

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    • Oh thanks, I love that sensible analogy too. Using DW brings back great memories of living near it and enjoying those parks so much as a Florida resident. My husband and I laugh more than most I think, we’re big kids at heart! Now, I should probably use the illustration; “If you were driving to the Grand Canyon . . . ” 🙂

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