Temptation

Day 18 Project 365

I have had a very busy morning!  The kind of morning where you look at the clock and next thing you know its noon. A quick cup of coffee and egg for breakfast and by lunch my stomach was talking to me.  No time to stop, I had a date with my favorite US Postal workers!  As I pulled out of the drive way it hit me, ” You could get something yummy on your errands and no one would know.”  Hmmmm, very true! “Doesn’t a pepperoni bread from Glory’s sound good?” Oh yes it does!  “And what about that hot fudge sundae your kids were talking about last night? No one would ever know! You deserve it! What would it hurt, just a treat!”

UGH!  I hate that voice.  The one that leads me straight into temptation.  The one that usually turns my car on auto pilot and winds me through Chic-Fil-A drive thru.  The one that leaves me high and dry the second I give in.  The one that leaves me with nothing to show for my “treat” but regret.

By the time I pumped my gas I had given in.  I knew where I would go and how long it would take me to get there.  Then something way cool happened.  A still small voice reminded me,

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful;  He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”        1 Corinthians 10:13NIV

I started remembering all the single right choices I have made these past 18 days and in so many areas.  I played through what would happen if I did give in.  How I would feel, physically and emotionally and mentally.  Conclusion:  SOOOOO not worth it.

So I came home. I made myself a veggie wrap and I spent a few moments in the Word.  I am so thankful that as I am applying the things He is showing me and as I am applying truth to those old lies I am seeing success!

(Picture today is my cutie pie niece. Time with her is the only sweet treat I will be enjoying these days!  She is adorable and sure does like her ice cream!)

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6 thoughts on “Temptation

  1. Stumbled across your post today, great job not giving in to that temptation. I’ve had some shaky days here lately, but it always helps to know that we’re not in it alone. Keep up the good work and success will be laid out in front of you!

  2. I saw that you liked my post and started following my blog – thank you for the incredible compliment! I loved this post… and I can truly identify with it. Although I eat a lot healthier than I used to, I am grateful to get encouragement from the way you overcame this specific temptation!! Great writing and thank you for your openness & honesty 🙂 I am also loving being in the Word and seeing it bear fruit in my life!

  3. Hi, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, wonderful blog!

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