“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it..” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
1 Corinthians 10:13 teaches us that our great and awesome God is very actively involved in our lives. One of His greatest activities is providing HELP with the very real temptations we face. I like to say that our God is faithful to keep us faithful.
As temptations come, God shows us and leads us in how to resist and say no. He provides us with the WAY OF ESCAPE.
Now let us get honest with our battle with temptations. The key to victory is for us to USE the WAY OF ESCAPE. As He is faithful to REVEAL the way of escape, we must be faithful to REMOVE ourselves from temptation. Victory over temptation calls for cooperating with God as He provides direction, as He provides the WAY of ESCAPE!
Being honest with ourselves again and we tell the truth we will say that many of our failures with temptations happened because we were in the wrong place with the wrong people. If we analyze our failures, we probably will recall the Spirit of God speaking to us to stay away from that place and/or person but we did not listen!
Are you listening to God as He is seeking to keep you from even being in a place of temptation? Being victorious over temptations means not putting yourself in places where you are prone to fall!!
If we are going to ask God to lead us not into temptation, we must follow Him as He leads us from temptation.
Continue strong knowing our God is faithful to keep us faithful.