The past few days I’ve been wrestling through a chapter for a ghost-writing project I’m involved in. The subject is sin and forgiveness. As I was processing last night, a question jumped into my mind that I want to put out to you. Yes – you! That’s right, it’s Audience Participation Tuesday!!! (cue theme song with large flying graphic, finishing with wild applause and confetti cannons)
The question I would like your wisdom on is this: How do you personally fight off temptation?
Feel free to take this question any direction you want. You could talk about how you prepare yourself early for when the attack eventually comes or you might have a strategy for when you’re in the midst of the battle – maybe even after having taken your first step over the line. It could be a verse or a prayer or a song or an action. I really want to hear what works for you.
Why don’t I just write out some temptation fighters? Because if I were to list “Five Helpful Steps for Spiritual Victory” most would give it a quick scan, say “Hmmm…”, then move on. Your suggestions, which have been proven in your own life, will have a much greater practical impact.
So, take a minute to pray, then write your thoughts in the comments section. Just a heads up, it often takes a little time for your input to be posted. Every comment needs to be moderated to make sure we weed out the offers to become a cannabis oil distributor or a Nigerian prince’s new financial advisor.
Finally, for each of you, whether you are commenting or not, check back in throughout the week to see what your fellow journeyers are saying. It will be worth your while.
Thanks everyone! I’m looking forward to learning from you.