Episode 59—Unexpected Temptation

Unexpected Temptation

Many times we can make a plan to keep ourselves from temptation, but what happens when that plan goes awry? On the podcast I share a time that happened to me and seven things I learned from that because we need to understand how the tempter can easily manipulate us without us even knowing it is him, how he uses others to trap us, how our own desires can take over our commitment to live right and how when our plans fall through we usually fall as well.

James 4:3-10 TPT helps us understand more about temptation. When we are willfully giving in to temptation God won’t stop us, but He will give us a simple reminder to listen to Him and follow Him. In my case He simply asks me a question.

“What are you doing?” It is a question that always begs for an answer. In the case of the scenario I shared in this episode, my answer was,” I’m throwing these cookies in the trash can.”

What do you need to throw in the trash? What plans have you made that will end up backfiring and bringing you into temptation rather than away from it? What recommitments does God want you to make today?

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

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