how to overcome temptation

No matter who you are temptations must come. We should recognize the areas that we are tempted in; it’s different for each person. Be honest with yourself, dig deep inside yourself and recognize and accept the area that you are tempted in, an area I need to stay on guard.

What makes many people not to be free is because they live in denial. 70% of alcoholic’s don’t think they have a problem with alcohol. If you’re not honest with yourself it’s very difficult to be free.

Determine your area and tell God help you in that area. The first step to get free is to identify what is holding you back. You cannot conquer what you will not confront.

Ignoring the enemy doesn’t make him to go away or leave you. He already knows the area of your greatest weakness. You should know it as well not that you can feel sorry about yourself but so that you can stay always on guard.

Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” - Each person has a sin which besets us – persistent temptation.

Identify this sin that easily besets you, the good news is that the devil doesn’t have any new tricks once you recognize that one area is and learn how to defeat it you can overcome it in your whole lifetime.

2 Peter 2:19 “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” – you can be a slave of bad attitudes, worry, lust, food, self pity, addictions etc. Your destiny is too great; your future is too bright to let something small to hold you back. God created us to be totally free. When you change your mind you can change your life.

In this series we will have two questions explained namely:

  1. How do we resist temptations? 
  2. Overcoming temptation