Temptation.


1 Corinthians 10:13“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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 endure it.”

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Isn’t this a wonderful way to start your day? Being tempted on every side and trying not to fall and pulling with all your might not to do the thing you don’t want to do. You try to concentrate on something else or get busy doing another meaningless project all the while your thoughts are consumed by a temptation of some sorts that you know isn’t right. You try and try, circling around the thing you know will bring immediate relief to your life. Circling like vultures on roadkill and breaking out into cold sweats, you swoop in and attack. Doing the one thing you don’t want to do, but it brings instant gratification, and a few minutes later your consumed with guilt and shame. Know the feeling?

I know I do. For year battling alcoholism and porn addiction I tried with everything I had, but always failed. Porn was an escape for me, a way out so I  thought. My whole life I wanted to be in a relationship, but soon found no one wanted to be in one with me because I wasn’t the “it” guy. So consumed by alcohol and loneliness, I turned to porn time and time again. Even when I was drinking I knew this disgusting act of human behavior was wrong to watch, but for me, it made me feel good. I turned to porn a lot when I got rejected or denied for the casual encounter. When I fell short in the relationship or just flat out had a bad day, porn and alcohol was my escape.

Im glad and grateful to say that I don’t do either today because Christ has done for me what no woman or movie could ever do, and thats a love like I never had before. His love goes beyond the heavens and thats what I had been looking for my whole life. Love. Temptation comes at us in many ways not just the lure of a beautiful woman or attractive man(for woman). Addiction is more than a disease, it’s the biggest temptation to hit mankind. More and more people are turning to addiction than ever before, why? Instant gratification, period. The more and more we try to escape the responsibilities of life for that second or minute of lust after something gets us every time.

The scripture at the top tells it straight. God will provide a way out when were tempted. He does and always will, but the catch is, we have to ask Him. So many people Christians fail because they fail to ask Him for a way out. When we do we have to pay close attention because the way out is never what we think. Many times I have given into temptation not because I didn’t ask, but because I failed to see the way out. I am a lot better at it today but I still fail, but thats why the blood was shed by Gods Son at Calvary, to cover or misdeeds and give us another chance to get it right.

Let me ask you my friend, are their things tempting you in your life? Alcohol, drugs, porn, greed, self-righteousness, lust, envy? Do these things give way to more destruction in your life and consume you to the bone? There is an answer, the healer for the broken, Christ. I wonder if you know Him?

Thanks for reading!! Be Blessed!!!!

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3 thoughts on “Temptation.

  1. Hi Scott what people call self-righteousness has become very confused today the Pharisees had it, they were trying to commend their own works as justification for being saved and although they studied the Scriptures they did not come to Jesus to know The Truth but depended on their own understanding, logic and wisdom, but sadly today if you claim the promises of Jesus your called self-righteousness.

    People say they believe they have been set free in Jesus Christ but they really don’t know what that means, yes we will no longer be punished for our past sins but what does Jesus say we have freedom from….

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

    Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    We are to confirm we are no longer under the control of sin, instead people say they will sin till they die but thy are forgiven the Scriptures do not tell us this they tell us because we have accepted Salvation and are Born Again we will now longer sin…..

    1John3:1-11 (9) No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

    Freedom in Christ Jesus needs to be understood and lived but people would rather believe in their own understanding Logic and wisdom or someone else’s and to do this they reject God’s Truth as shown in the Scriptures.

    Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

    People love themselves more then God so they go on hurting Him, if we really Love God with all our heart we don’t hurt Him by choosing to do what we want instead of doing what He asks us to do so we can be set free from sin, this shows we don’t really believe He will give us the strength to overcome, yes we may say it but we don’t really believe it and if we don’t believe it and claim it as true then it’s just written words there is no power in them.

    2 Corinthians 1: 21-22 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

    Christian Love Anne

  2. Hi Scott as I shared I have been nominated for a few Awards by people wanting to encourage and uplift me and I now also have the opportunity to do this for others. I’m very thankful for their kindness and for their faithfulness to do as God asks us to do as the Body of Christ and that is to take an interest in what others are doing for Him and encourage them in this. So as promised I would like to nominate you for the same reasons to encourage, commend and uplift you and so you can do the same for others and meet new Bloggers.

    I have posted each Award but not published them yet but will as soon as I have the set amount of accepting Nominations, I have your acceptance for the The Versatile Blogger Award and have listed it but if you have not received any of the other Awards and would like one, or any of them, then please let me know within a week so I can add your name to the Award lists or if not so I can find someone who would like to receive them.

    The exception is The King of Kings Award or Blessing, if wanted you can just click Like or leave a comment which I will respond to… we are family we are one. http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/the-king-of-kings-friendship-award/

    The list below is the Awards that I would like to nominate you for, I have chosen you for each one as I feel you are faithful in to all the requirments that they ask for so you can chooses whichever ones you haven’t received or those ones you want. Christian Love Anne

    The Versatile Blogger Award – http://ladydeidre.com/2011/09/22/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Kreativ Blogger Award – http://byhisgrace211.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/kreativ-blogger-award/

    The 7×7 Link Award – http://ladydeidre.com/2011/12/26/my-little-square-award/

    The Candle Lighter Award – http://craigmotor.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/the-candle-lighter-award/

    You may want to delete this message when no longer needed.

    • HI Anne!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I will get to these sometime this weekend, ive had a busy week with work and school starting, but i will get these this weekend. Thank you !!!!!
      In Christ
      Scott

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