Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Temptation is a Test

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on so long in the first place.”  -Jared Leto

Temptation is a time of testing.  If you lack self-discipline then you will fail the test but if you resist the urge to give in then you pass.  The implications of failing a test will not only hinder you from realizing God’s best in your life, but you also hinder those who look to you for leadership.  Perhaps they no longer want to follow Christ because they can’t find any good Christians to follow.  They perceive all Christians are hypocrites who don’t practice what they preach.  On the other hand, when you exhibit self-discipline in the small areas then God can trust you in the bigger areas.  God gives you a greater platform to glorify Him because you have shown that you have the self-discipline to handle it. 

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway (1 Corinthians 9:27, ESV). 

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