Do you ever hear Satan and his temptations calling your name?
Wouldn’t it be amazing to say that not only have we heard him calling but that we have also rejected him every time? The reality, though, is that none of us are strong enough to resist temptation each time that it strikes.
Thank our wonderful Father that He is always with us. Look at what He says through Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:13.
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
Isn’t this verse awesome? It’s personally one of my favorites because it reminds us that God is always with us. You may read this verse, though, and ask, “If He’s with us, why doesn’t He stop us from sinning?”
God wants us to learn to look to Him for the way out. If He just gave us the way out each time, how would we ever appreciate each time that he saves our life from sin? How could we ever gain the confidence needed to have a face-off with Satan?
Instead, look at each time of temptation with this verse in mind. Remember that you have the ability to overcome it–God tells us that–and He is standing in the corner coaching us in the ring against temptation. We have to listen to God in order to know just the way to win the fight. In the fight, though, we are able to gain the confidence in ourselves that, with God, we can overcome any temptation.
Let’s become Rocky Balboa in the fight against Satan. With God’s help, let’s fight like the Italian Stallion.