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22 Oct 2012

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATIONS

       Temptations is one issue Christians faces today. No body is above being tempted just like the politicians will say, nobody is above the law.
Without any question at all, the biggest problem that Christians have is temptation. By far, it's the biggest problem. If you can eliminate temptation, you can eliminate sin, because succumbing to temptations is what produces sin.

If Jesus Christ had succumb to the devil, it would have lead him into sinning against God.Just like i said earlier, "TEMPTATIONS BEGAT SIN". Temptation, is not difficult to resist or overcome, infact it is a very easy thing to overcome temptation, when you know the word and what you are focusing on.

 A pastor once told his congregation, "I learned a great lesson from a dog." He said, "His master used to put a bit of meat or a biscuit or some kind of food on the ground, and he'd say to the dog, 'Don't eat that,' and the dog would run over and eat it, so he'd hit the dog. And he put another piece of meat on the ground. He'd say, 'Don't eat that.' The dog would go over and eat it, and he hit him again. Well, after awhile, the dog got the message: eat meat, get hit. So the dog decided he wouldn't eat the meat." But the man telling the story related how that the dog never looked at the meat. The dog evidently felt that if he looked at the meat, the temptation to disobey would be too great, and so he looked steadfastly into his master's face and never took his eyes off him, and thus the temptation never caused a problem.

And that is exactly how temptations works, you know one thing about temptation is that when you overcome it, it takes you to your promotion, and the other thing is you will be happy you didn't fall into it.

In other to overcome temptations, you have to focus you whole attention towards Jesus Christ. 
As long as we keep all of our attentions to that temptation, just like the Dog did in the above example before realizing what his master want it to do, it has gotten to stroke of a stick on its head. But when he got what the master needed it to understand, it became focused on not getting hit with a stick, so the Dog had to take its focus away from the meet and focused on its master.

WHAT TEMPTATIONS BRINGS INTO THE LIFE OF ITS VICTIM  
  
      These are some things temptations cause in the life of a victim.
  • IT BRINGS CONDEMNATION AND REPROACH
  • IT TAKES YOU FAR AWAY FROM CHRIST
  • WHEN YOU FALL FOR A TEMPTATION, IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE DEVIL TO ATTACK 
N.B  ONE KEY THING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TEMPTATION IS THAT NO TEMPTATIONS IS BIGGER THAN YOU, THAT IS, ALL TEMPTATIONS YOU COME ACROSS, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO OVERCOME IT.

 We are told that Christ was also tempted: “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

Where, then, do these temptations come from? First of all, they do not come from God, although He does allow them. James 1:13 says, “For God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” In the first chapter of Job, we see that God allowed Satan to tempt Job, but with restrictions. Satan is roaming around on the earth like a lion, seeking people to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Verse 9 tells us to resist him, knowing that other Christians are also experiencing his attacks. By these passages we can know that temptations come from Satan. We see in James 1:14 that temptation originates in us as well. We are tempted when we are “carried away and enticed by our own lust” (verse 14). We allow ourselves to think certain thoughts, allow ourselves to go places we should not go, and make decisions based on our lusts that lead us into the temptation..

HOW CAN WE OVERCOME TEMPTATION?

  Yes! this is where we are headed to. how can we overcome temptation.
Firstly, you have to know that temptation is not from God, don't be deceive by what people say. Don't always give them 100% accuracy, the bible is there for you to check.







Now that you know this lets move to how you can overcome temptations.
  1. have and put your total focus on Jesus Christ.
  2. Believe that you have the power to overcome every temptation that come on your way.
  3. when tempted, always say to your self "i am a child of God, i cannot do this to offend God.
  4. learn to quote the bible.
  5. always ask for the grace of God, because you can't do this alone.
thank you for reading this article, i will pile up some bible verse to help you conquer temtations in our next article. 

hope you have learn something today? you can drop your comments if i have missed out something, that you thinks might be  of help to us all.

1 comment:

  1. Like i said in the post, you can put up any suggestion, and things you feel can be of use to overcoming temptation in the comments box here.

    thank you.

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