Topic: Defeating Temptation
Text: 2Tim 2:22, 1Cor 10:13
Temptation is a daily occurrence. There is no temptation that is not common among men.
Temptation makes you discover other doors that have been opened for you. There is always a way out of every temptation and its not true that every temptation is overpowering except you allow it in your mind but when you continue to nurse it, is very difficult to overcome.
4 Biblical Keys to Overcoming Temptation
1. Refocusing your attention on something else:
You cannot resist temptation but you can resist the devil. You cannot resist your thought. The more you try to resist the thought, the more you are reinforcing and magnifying it. You strengthen it when you think about it but you can refocus your thought on something else that is positively profitable.
Change the channel of your thought to another station
Our eyes is the camera, the mind is your memory 2Cor 10:5
You can only bring down every thoughts under subjection of Christ by channel because negative imagination bring you down. The battle of sin is won or lost in the mind.
Anything that gets your attention arouses your emotions and your emotions activates your behaviour towards that thing gets -Job 31:1, Matt 5:28, Phil 4:8, Prov 4:23
2. Reveal your Struggles to a friend or Pastor
Meet someone you trust and share with the person Eccle 4:9-10
If you’re losing a battle of temptation, share with someone you trust
Satan will not force you to do something but the Devil can suggest to you what to do and so you need the word of God to overcome because that’s what Satan fears.
3. Resist the Devil:
Eph 4:17, Matt 4:3
Fight the devil with the word of God just as Jesus Christ did when He was tempted also
4. Realise your Vulnerability
Don’t be overconfident because that’s the recipe for disaster -Jer 17:9. Nobody is beyond temptation so don’t carelessly put yourself in a tempting situation. It is better to stay out of temptation than to be delivered from it- Prov 14:16, 1Cor 10:12
For more counselling
Contact: Pastor Gospel Paul Ihale (General Overseer)
Tel: 08021301783, 08035865456
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