7 TIPS ON HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATIONS & ADDICTED SINS (Part 2)
(2) TAKE A SITUATION AT A TIME
When temptation comes in an overwhelming manner, the devil will whisper to you, “Look, you are so weak, you cannot survive this. Even if you resist it now, what about tomorrow? What about next week? What about next month? Look at yourself, pretending. You can’t make it, it is better to surrender now, God will understand.” That is a plain lie from the pit of hell; the truth is that when you overcome it now, you will overcome it later. Each victory will grant you more strength against the next temptation. Take it at a time; God who helps you to overcome this will help you better to overcome the next one. Don’t be bothered by tomorrow temptation, for grace comes when the temptation comes. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:12-14
(3) THINK THE RIGHT WAY!
The beginning of falling into temptation is by thinking about the benefits of the temptation. So, don’t think about the benefits you will enjoy in that temptation, but think about the Word of God, think about the displeasure the temptation will bring to your Lord and Savior, think about the destruction the temptation will bring on your destiny, think about the WORD of God and use it to resist the devil. Devil will suggest the benefits, pleasure, gain, etc in the temptation, but you must reject such and think about the Word of God and how terrible you will displease your God- displeasing your loving Savior? ….How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” Genesis 39:9
Compare the magnitude of the consequences, of breaking your promise to God just for the minor/momentary pleasure of the temptation. How will you loose everything just for nothing? Consider your dedication unto God, the grace of God upon your life, the anointing of God, the growing nature of God in your life, the joy of salvation, the peace and presence of God and the confidence of heaven; think about how everything will vanish if you fall into that temptation in which you may not even have a second chance? Satan will present temptation to sin as simple as doing it and going back to Jesus for forgiveness. That yours is to sin and God’s is to forgive, that God will understand. All these are satanic devices and you must not be ignorant of them.…..Hebrews 12:15, “looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. 17 For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.”
…continues in part 3.
You can read part 1 on our website: rtemoutreach.org
God bless you