Overcome Your Temptations

Day 1 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional

We are now entering the Temptation Headquarters to drag their war plans into the broad daylight, and make them public for everyone to see and understand. It’s finally time to unmask your temptations. 


Once you understand what are the inner workings, every single step that every temptation uses on you, you will find temptations are far easier to defeat than you ever imagined—and that’s not an overstatement.  


If you don’t know how your temptation enemy attacks you, then you are far more likely to be taken advantage of. Never lose sight of this fact, however, your temptations aren’t your friends; they seek your failure and fall into sin.  But at the same time, temptations can be defeated time after time, and during the process your character and conduct will be transformed. What temptations meant for evil, God will use for your good! 


Remember, also, that you can defeat any given temptation so often and so thoroughly that it never will bother you again.  Why? Because Temptation Headquarters knows you just won’t give in that area, so why bother? 


Temptations are aware and cunning.  Temptations are deceitful. Temptations are your enemy. Run! The more you run out the way of escape, the more often you will escape. 


So let’s jump right into the Passage revealing the 3 Stages (of 7 total)  of Every Temptation!


14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.  James 1:14-16


There it is in black and white—the inner workings of every temptation. From one stage to the next.  All 3 (of 7 total) stages right in plain view.  Each of these stages builds on the previous and seeks to entice you to commit a particular sin and then continues to tempt you in that area until that sin rules that part of your life.


It’s time for you to learn the actual steps every temptation takes to undo you.  No more will temptations ever be confusing to you. The further you read, the more aware you will become of what’s been going on in your life, without you even being aware of it.  Until today.


This type of revelation is often called an awakening or an enlightening. The light will go on as you grasp what’s been going on in your temptations but without your conscious awareness.  You’ll be shocked how temptation has sabotaged you without you knowing it, time after time, right in broad daylight!