Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12
Have you ever counted how many times you are tempted in a day? Personally, I don’t try to because I will probably lose count very quickly. Most of us in this path are constantly being bombarded with different and unexplainable situations that want to shake our faith. At the end of each encounter you feel like you have been moving around surrounding mines all over just to get by only that day.
Temptations come in so many different ways that makes the battle seem endless. When we have decided in our hearts to follow Christ the enemy puts anything and everything he can to take us off focus from the attention to God and into his desires.
Imagine temptations as mines in a minefield. The minefield we are traveling is this world and the environment. The mines are every temptation along the way in our path to the Lord. The soldier does not go around digging holes to see where the mines are. As so, we should not be looking constantly where the temptations are. Our job is simply being a cautious soldier in this mine field. The mines are going to be there, but if you sharpen your skills with the Word of God and prayer you will be able to discern the enemy’s tactics and win each step until you achieve the goal which ultimately is living a righteous life in Christ.
God said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” He said NEVER!
He gave a promise to us that we would be blessed if we endure temptation. What a wonderful God we serve that told us that it is worth resisting temptation! There is a reward! A crown of life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Start today not being afraid of temptation, but be cautious about it with Faith that God is with you in everything. Understand that over all your eyes have to be always towards Christ. He will take your through it.