So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful : he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted , he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Corinthians 10:12, 13 (NIV)
When life is good and we are feeling strong, watch out be on guard! Temptation is trailing right behind ready to trip us up. It is usually that “thing” where we struggle.
Temptation is not always the big, bad, and ugly. It can be as subtle as a negative thought or behavior we are trying to overcome. It’s important to be aware and know our temptations so we can learn how to have power over them.
We have all heard the cliche, “ God will never give us more than we can handle.” Yes God is faithful to remove us from the temptation and struggle. However, we can’t do it on our own. We will conquer the more we invite the power of the Holy Spirit to remove it. As we rely on His strength and not our own, our temptations will seize.
Our temptations and struggles lose its power the more we dip into the right source of power!
What temptation and struggle has lost its power in your life because you have learned how to dip into the right source of power?
I welcome you to share your thoughts to encourage someone else today.
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