Tuesday, June 14, 2016

When temptation comes, STAND

Stay True and Never Deviate

We, every single one of us, struggle with temptation at some point in our day, even every hour.  There is an inherent part of us that wants to turn away from the truth and follow our own selfish desire.  Our body is at war with our spirit.  So the winner, will be what we desire the most.

God said He will give us the desires of our hearts, so if we desire to remain stuck in our sin, so be it.  But if we desire to be over comers, so be it.

In my personal life, I admit that I have great weakness with certain temptations.
But lets look at 1st Corinthians 10:13-15.(CEV translation)

You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations. My friends, you must keep away from idols. I am speaking to you as people who have enough sense to know what I am talking about. 

So we can realize that whatever our temptation is... whatever we are struggling with, there isn't anything new under the sun.  All of us are tempted the same way, and God is faithful to provide an escape route!!!  Do you realize what that means?

It means we don't have to struggle.  It means we just have to trust.

And to make it even simpler, I just need to trust in God.  In this, I have learned something simple.

When ever I am tempted, I just need to stand.   Yes, literally, I stand, and I lift my hands to surrender to the Almighty Powerful God who Saves me.  I surrender to the One who has the escape planned for me.

So friend, I encourage you to turn to Jesus - desire Him the most, and He will give you your desires.

Stay True and Never Deviate -  that escape route will be made clear to you.