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Thursday, March 8, 2012


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." NIV

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." KJV

Overcoming temptation begins with our state of mind. We are never tempted in a unique way that no other human being has ever experienced. Our temptations are common and experienced by many other fellow human beings. Our God is the pinnacle of faithfulness to us, even when we are in a place of great temptation. He knows how much we can take and will always come to our assistance during times of temptation. We always have a choice to give in to the temptation or to search for that way of escape our faithful Lord has provided for us. The way to keep from giving in to the temptation is ours if we choose to take it. These times are great tests of our faith and commitment to God. We can never say we couldn't help it, or the temptation was just too overpowering. If we are honest we can only say our desire for the temptation was stronger than our desire to obey Christ.

Heavenly Father, forgive us when we give in to temptation and so dishonor You. We thank You that You always provide a way for us to overcome the temptation and pray You will help us to listen to the Holy Spirit within us and to obey so that we will not sin. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.

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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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