We all must focus our eyes, heart, and will on the Father and not on the temporary pleasures of the world. Where is our focus? What is our passion? How we spend our time, talents, and treasures; illustrates our passions.
C. S. Lewis made an amazing statement that our problem as human beings is not that our desires are too strong, but that our desires are too weak. I thought my desires were the problem. Lewis says:
No, your desires aren’t the problem. The weakness of your desires are the problem. You are like a child fooling about in slums with your mud pies because you can’t imagine what a holiday at the sea is like. In other words, your desires for the great things that God is offering you are way too small. Your problem is not big desires, but small desires for big things.
No matter where we go or what we do, temptations and trials are everywhere.
Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph, but he staunchly refuses her advances: