It May Be Hard, But Never Too Hard.

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Giving in to temptation is easy.
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

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2 comments:

  1. Second blog post I read on self-control today. Maybe I need to think about this because I could use self-control when it comes to my time on-line! Hmmm...

    What a difficult thing to do when "everyone is doing it" or when our culture teaches us to do whatever we want to do!

    great thoughts Gail!

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  2. wonderful reminder! People often say during hard times "He'll never give you more than you can bear" because this scripture is misunderstood - you hit the nail on the head "He'll never give us more temptation than we can stand" is the truth! of course, He is also always there to help us through whatever we must bear - but this verse is about temptation :)

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