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Temptation Buddies

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (I Corinthians 10:13) I am glad to know you also suffer from temptations. Oh, I am not happy that you are tempted, but it is good to know that we are all in the same boat on as it comes to facing temptations that sometimes threaten to be our undoing! Temptations are nothing more than choices - we can go one way or the other. Martha Beck reminds us, "Every day brings new choices." What are the choices you or I will be faced with today? Will they differ much from the ones we faced yesterday? If we didn't deal with the stuff that tempted us yesterday, what makes us think we will face them any differently today? We might face them differently today if we have prepared to face them - with the Word of God, the power of the Holy Spirit within, and a