Take The Escape Route

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.  (I Corinthians 10:13) 

If one says he or she is not tempted, I would have say that the statement is not true.  We are all tempted.  Jesus was lead into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan.  If Jesus is tempted, believe this that the deceiver will try to tempt you as well.  If you think you are not being tempted, you are being deceived.  Whatever temptation you come under, you are able to withstand it, with the help of the Holy Spirit.  Don’t ever think the temptation is more than you can bear.  All temptations are common to man.  (Mankind)  Whether it be a financial temptation, an addiction, sexual temptation, temptation to lie, prideful temptation, gambling temptation, or whatever it may be, you can withstand it.  Notice that temptation begins with the same letters as temporary.  The temptation is not permanent.  It is temporary.  Just hold on and God will make a way for you to escape.  Just hold on and He will make a way for you to bear it.  God will enable you to come out on the other side of the temptation passing with flying colors.  Many others have been in the same predicament.  Temptation is common to man.  But God will give you what you need, when you need it to withstand the temptation.  When God makes a way for you to escape, take it.

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