“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Have you been in that situation where you felt you are the only one having challenges? Have you ever felt maybe it is because you have a great future that the devil is fighting to ensure you don’t get there? Have you been faced with certain temptations that seemed irresistible? You know Joseph right? He was faced with a great offer, an offer to enjoy sex with his master’s wife and also probably get great promotions that would enlarge him but guess what? As irresistible as it seemed, Joseph was able to resist it! Why? Because it wasn’t a temptation beyond him. Get this:
1. That temptation is not peculiar to you.
2. Even in times of temptations, God is still faithful towards you.
3. He ensures you don’t face what you can’t handle.
4. If you always focus on God, He is the way out of temptations.
If that temptation came to you, you can overcome it. Many times we do not know that we are superior and stronger than any temptation that comes our way because we are looking at it from a point of weakness. It is true you need money, but you may not have to give in to that illegal trade. It is true our body system is alive, but we will not give in to that sexual temptation. Other people are experiencing it and many of them are overcoming it. Yours is not any different. God has wired you to face every temptation that comes to you squarely and defeat it.
POINT TO NOTE
Well, it is worth reminding that even if you fall into any mistake, God is still with you and would love to pull you out of it. He may never have wanted you to fall into it but if you do, He wouldn’t want you to remain there. You may be going through tough times now but you can still trust God and determine to walk through it without falling into the traps of the devil. Sometimes, the devil uses temptations to limit us from getting farther.
“I am stronger than any temptation that comes my way. I am not designed to lose to temptations, I am designed to overcome it!”
Thank you, precious Lord, for assuring me that no temptation can overcome me. I thank you because, in every face of temptation, you are with me.
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