Just say no? Out loud?
Guess you're thinking "What's this guy talking about this time?". Well, I'm talking about temptation.
I'm sure everyone of you has been tempted to do something you don't like doing... or are trying to stop doing?
Usually, the temptations that come your way are easy for you to defeat. "WHAT?? Even when I was tempted to... I could have defeated the temptation??" YES. It's the truth, it's in the Bible...
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(1 Corinthians 10:13)
So the Bible has said so, how do we enforce the rule.... the fact in the scripture that can never be disproved?
It's quite simple.
Submit (humble)yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee(run away) from you.(James 4:7)
Do I mean shouting at the devil at the top of voice? Yes. If you have to do so to remain clean, do so.
But... what I do is this...
I say a firm "NO" to the devil or his demons, I say No, and I mean no, and get my self(my eyes, mouth, body, computer) out of that tempting environment.
You can't say "NO" to lust.... and keep on staring at some lady inappropriately, you can't say "NO" to cursing and hang around guys that love to cuse... and so on.
So, when next you're tempted, just say "No". Saying "No" is a form of resisting the devil... and if you mean it and cultivate the habit of rebuking him, just like the pathetic, little, ugly wimp he is, he'll run away. The more you win the battle of temptations, the better and stronger your faith will be.
Have a great day.IMAGE CREDITS