Temptation is something we all face and something that our enemy is always in our face about.  He is a specialist at sending what will tempt us the most when we are in a moment of weakness or a moment of opportunity for him.
  • If you are prone to laziness – he will give you unsupervised time
  • If you are prone to bitterness – he will remind you of past hurts
  • If you are prone to lust – he will send something to catch your eye
  • If you are prone to anger – he will send some irritation
  • If you are prone to gossip – he will send scandalous news your way
  • If you are prone to greed – he will send something for you to grasp
  • If you are prone to pride – he will tell you how great you are
  • If you are prone to depression – he will tell you how pathetic you are
  • If you are prone to selfishness – he will tell you how deserving you are
  • If you are prone to envy – he will tell you how undeserving others are
  • If you are prone to being judgmental – he will tell you how right you are
  • If you are prone to doubts – he will tell you how wrong you are
The solution?  Spend time with God daily, every single day; do not miss a day.  Time in the Word and time in prayer will allow the Spirit freedom to work; it will give you strength to stand and prepare you for the temptation that will come.  Have you spent time with God today?

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