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Five Ways to Defeat Terrible Temptations part 1

Joyce Meyer (4)

One of the best questions you can ask someone else is, “What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made in your life?” It’s a unique opportunity to learn something new without having to make the mistake yourself.

I think most people can say they’ve learned at least one valuable lesson from another person. In fact, someone may be coming to your mind right now.

Today, I want to share with you five things to help you live a happier, more peaceful life that others can learn from too—five ways to overcome temptation.

1. Be Wise

Wisdom is doing now what you’re going to be satisfied with later on. We need to learn from our past mistakes. And we also need to look at the issues we’re facing right now and take time to think: What decision will have the best long-term effect?

My husband, Dave, likes to say, “You will either make yourself accountable or you will be made accountable by your circumstances.”

Another benefit of using godly wisdom is that you don’t have to go through the whole guilt process, which is a real power-drainer. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand that guilty “I should have…” feeling.

The good news is, wisdom leads to promotion and it will bring a harvest of blessings in your life.

2. Believe That You Can Resist Temptation

It’s never a good idea to say, “Well, I hope I don’t get tempted with this today because I always give in.” We have to acknowledge that God equips us with the strength we need to resist the devil’s temptation.

First Corinthians 10:13 says, “[…No temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance.…] …He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.”

We have to stop saying, “I can’t resist this” or “I just can’t say ‘no’ to that,” because when we do, we’re just hurting ourselves and helping the devil out.

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