Find Purpose In Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. -1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

Temptations can be used by God to reveal a weakness that needs to be strengthened, or to help you discover just how strong you really are.

The key to your victory is to remember that God is faithful to help you escape the traps set by your Adversary, and overcome any weaknesses of your human nature. In the same way the exercise technique of resistance is used to build a muscle, resisting temptation is how you build your spiritual muscles in order to live like Jesus in this world.

When temptation comes, flex your spiritual muscles and lean into God, knowing you’ll be strengthened through resistance. Your Heavenly Father is always working on your behalf and setting you up for real success, so do not become distracted by the source of your temptation.

Stay focused on the desired outcome, which is to grow and become spiritually strong through resisting and overcoming temptation. This is how you will find purpose in the midst of temptation.

Prayer Focus

Pray for an increased desire to grow and become spiritually strong as you resist and overcome temptation in your life.

Thank God for providing a way of escape so you can endure and overcome temptation, as you keep moving forward.

Bridget Haymond
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