Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I struggle all the time.. I think that if we are honest with ourselves, search deep inside, that the struggle is not the issue. It's when we stop struggling! It's when we either give up the fight, or choose to ignore our sin is when the real trouble starts..

 It doesn't have to be this way though, we have a cure for sin, Jesus Christ on the Cross! The author of Hebrews states in Chapter 12 verses 1&2 ESV: 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
 Still struggling? Of course, your alive, so you will continue to fight temptation. But don't give up! Look to Jesus, and he will give you the strength to endure your trials and temptations. Try these simple steps to help insulate yourself from temptation:
  1. Find an accountability partner. (And I mean a real accountability partner, pets don't count)
  2. Read Scripture daily. (Really engross yourself in the Word)
  3. Pray. Pray anytime and anyplace. (It doesn't necessarily have to be aloud with your head bowed and eyes closed.)
  4. Call on Jesus, and he will make Satan and his temptations flee from you.
  5. Look for positive people, gravitate toward them.
  6. Use devotionals,blogs and other reading materials to keep you focused and uplifted.
We all struggle with temptation at various times, to varying degrees.. God is faithful, do not be discouraged!

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