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Applying God's Truth to Everyday Life.

For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation 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.

— 1 Corinthians 10:13 (AMP)
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Oh Yes You Can!

- by Joyce Meyer
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We all face temptation— it’s an unavoidable part of life. The question is not, Will you be tempted? The question is, When you’re tempted, will you be ready?

I really want you to get this: You can beat temptation. Stop saying, “Joyce, I just don’t think I can.” Take “I can’t!” out of your vocabulary.
In your own strength and by your own ability, you’re right. You can’t. But when you put God’s Word in your heart, when you lean on His strength and trust in His promises, there’s no temptation you can’t overcome.

Over the years, I’ve noticed five things that make all the difference in overcoming temptation. First, you’ve got to be wise. Think about the choices you’re making and the consequences before you make them. Wisdom looks ahead.

Next, you have to believe that you can resist temptation. Condemnation, guilt and shame work off of momentum— if you stop them early, they lose their power, but once they get rolling, they’re hard to stop. Third, think of facing temptation as normal life. If you’re expecting a fight, you’ll always be ready.
 
Fourth, avoid areas of weakness. Don’t put yourself in situations where you can easily fall. If you struggle with managing your money, don’t go to the mall when you can’t afford to buy anything!

And finally, don’t give yourself too much credit. We don’t graduate from being tempted. It’s so easy to think you’ve matured beyond stumbling, and once that happens, you make yourself an easy target.
 
God wants you to trust Him to bring victory in every area of your life. By His grace…you can!

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