Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fighting Temptation

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In this modern world, we are surrounded by numerous amounts of temptations that aren't beneficial most of the time. In our Christian life, it is very important to understand how to fight them and how to overcome and put a stop on it before committing a sin. But first, we should be aware of that there is a huge difference between temptation and sin. In a straight discussion, temptations aren't always supposed to end with a sin. There is a white line in the midst of these two instances.

Temptation only involves the process of thinking that includes our heart, mind and body that could be a preparation for a sinful act to take place. There are a lot of things we can do to stop the growing temptation such as focus on other things, read the bible and ask for strength from Him. If you will read 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), it can also be directly treated as a test.

Like problems, challenges and adversities, these temptations are just tests that will not only test our faith but will also assess how we respond to it and how we trust His directives. At the end of this situation, it always leads to a single question for ourselves: "Should I continue and act on this desire and temptation or not?" The answer is in our hands and we know from ourselves what should be the correct answer. I always say that prayer is our most powerful tool and it is and that the bible has all the answers to our questions. You know the ways on how to rectify and put a stop in committing sins and He is watching us. He will always give us way out of temptation. Sin doesn't happen immediately, it involves the result of a process.

These past few days I had this temptation but I opted not to entertain it. Instead, I focused on other things. I started with a prayer then I did the normal things such as watching television series and go to gym to workout. We should treat temptations as unwelcomed guests in our hearts and mind; don't let them control you and mess your day.

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