The struggle is real. There are times in life when we are faced with circumstances that seem too much for us to bear alone. The problem does not lie in the fact that they are present; it’s all about who we are now. Once we become born again Christians, it should be much easier to fight temptations — at least that is what we have been told.
The truth of the matter is, we all face times wherein we are challenged morally, ethically, or spiritually. We are all faced with multiple opportunities to present Christ or continue living in the same manner we did before we ever knew Him. When faced with temptation, we must begin to think past that moment. The struggle we face is never easy in that moment, but God’s grace is sufficient for us. He always makes a way of escape.
The grace of God helps us to defeat these vicious cycles in our lives. We must first be honest about where we find ourselves, and then rely on the power of God to deliver us. It is in the struggle that we find out who God is to us. It is in the struggle that we are developed. It is in the struggle that we can be set free.
Daddy God, I know I don’t always get it right but my heart longs to please you. I know that I can’t do this on my own and I need your grace to help me conquer these cycles of temptation that plaque me daily. I surrender my life to you again. Allow your power to be known especially in my times of weaknesses. In Jesus' name Amen.
Go Deeper — Have you considered obtaining an accountability partner? James 5:16 reads, "Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results." Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to someone you can trust with the issues you face. Consider one of our online mentors.
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