In this spiritual race the devil does place hurdles on the way, to make us stumble and fall.
Satan lays traps in form of temptations and we need to watch and pray.
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
What can we do to overcome the devil’s hurdles…?
Set your eyes on Jesus Christ your Savior, keep your eyes fixed on HIM and stayed glued to your goal….!
Don’t look back at the old neighbourhood you left behind…
Shun objects and places of lust that lure you to sin….Lust is harmful. Need to be content with what you have.
6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Peter 1:14
14As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
Flee temptation like Joseph did.
Genesis 39:11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. 12She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
Burn down bridges that connect you to your old neighbourhood & bring back sinful thoughts…
Even if you should stumble and fall, just call out to your Lord, He’ll come and lift you up, dust the dirt off you and help you run your race again.
A looser is not the one who falls but the one who stays on down.God always has an escape plan for us. Let’s always seek His help and guidance.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.