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Temptations

victoriaNo temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13).

The word temptation has come to mean something bad to us today. We tend to use the word in the wrong way because we have made the connection between temptation and sin. Temptation itself is not sin. Jesus was tempted but He did not sin. The fact that we will experience temptation does not automatically mean that we have already sin. Temptation is something we are going to face in our lives simply because we are human. There are people that never experiences temptation, probably, because they have become so shameless that nothing moves them to act morally. Other people are in constant temptation because they refuse to submit their wills to God in the area of temptation.

People’s spiritual injuries of the soul determine what they are tempted by on the outside. The temptation enters through people’s inner weaknesses and reveals people’s greatest fears and anxieties. Every person actually determines or sets the level of his own temptation, because temptation will come to him in accordance with the level the person has surrender his spiritual life to God. This is not an easy process, but if we are going to overcome certain temptations we have to become spiritually strong to resist the enemy from outside and within.

Temptation is not something we can escape; in fact, it is essential to the well-rounded life of a person. Do not think that you are being tempted more strongly that anyone else. Your temptations are the common trait of being human. When we are able to overcome temptations, we emerge stronger on the other side of it. Please remember that God does not save us from temptations. He sustains us in the midst of them (see Hebrews 2:18 and Hebrews 4:15-16).

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