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Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – On Temptation

Have you ever been tempted? What's your weakness? Tobacco?Alcohol? Sex? Prescription Drugs? Food? Illegal Drugs? Hurting Others? Lust? Thrills? Shopping? Pride? Recognition? Power? Satan? Do you have more than one weakness? . . .

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.    James‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬

It’s a wonderful Wednesday to rejoice in the Lord.

Have you ever been tempted?  What’s your weakness?  Tobacco?Alcohol? Sex? Prescription Drugs? Food?  Illegal Drugs? Hurting Others? Lust?  Thrills?  Shopping?  Pride?  Recognition?  Power?  Satan?  Do you have more than one weakness?  Well, you are not alone.  Everyone, including me, has many weaknesses.

Romans 12:1-3 says that we can counter temptations by filling our minds with good thoughts of Christ and refusing to comprise.  God sees us with perfect eyes just the way we are and we should remember that is who we are.  We are no more and no less.  The enemy knows our weaknesses, and uses them against us as often as we will let him.  As a matter of fact, we usually leave a door open for him to come in.  Remember “[g]reater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).  God will always be greater than Satan.  He will bless us, when we don’t give up.

Today, join me in staying strong through temptation.  God bless you.


  1. Praise Jesus. This is a very good article, very good indeed. Every single one of us need this reminder constantly, because temptation is constantly tearing at our walk.
    Thank you His perfect timing.

    1. May I suggest please, that you add the “press this” button in your sharing options?
      There’s more buttons also that you could add too to assist people in re blogging your articles. 😃

      Have a great day.

  2. Thank you for the post. I struggle with the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh. However, i know that if I pray and continue to meditate on God’s Word; I will have found my way of escape from sin.

    1. GW, as the father of two boys, and at the time a young man myself I decided to take them both to a James Dobson film on overcoming Lust — God’s way of escape. I wrote a post on this on my WordPress website. Dobson explained what His thoughts were on the subject, I don’t know if that is still available on His site or not, but you may want to read my post? Jerry Parks

  3. HOW DID YOU KNOW!!! 😉 Sister, I have a post coming out TOMORROW full post covering over temptation. Definition, understanding it, fighting, and avoiding it. It was a question one of my readers wanted covered so I spent a few hours working on the post and finding scripture for it. 🙂

      1. You and another blogger have spoke to me in regards to the topic, and I thought it would be a great way to share by sharing the post and the blogger. 🙂 Something a little different.

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