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Self-control is hard. But it’s never too hard.
Remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
This verse gives us 3 keys to overcoming temptation:
1. Remember that others have overcome the same type of temptations. They've done it and we can too.
2. God will not allow anyone or anything to tempt us beyond our ability to resist...even though it may feel like we're beyond our limits.
3. In every temptation, God will provide a way out...all we have to do is look for it.
Dear Lord, help us stand up against temptation. Instead, may we remember…believe…and take Your way out!
copyright 2012, Gail Burton Purath