"But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires." ESV
We've all been carried away with one thing or another is our lives. To be tempted is to be exposed to something we really want and have a deep longing for but we know it is wrong and should not have it. To be carried away is to be literally picked up by something and taken away by it. It is our own desires that cause us to sin. We lose our watchfulness and give in to our human senses so that we will feel pleasure. That is definitely from Satan, but it is our own weakness that causes us to give in to it.
Heavenly Father, we are in need of Your forgiveness for allowing our selfish desires to carry us away, so that we lose that wonderful intimacy with You. Help us to take responsibility for our sins and to remain in watchfulness so we don't get carried away by them. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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