The Secret Weapon to Overcoming Temptation

In the “Get Out of My Sight – Temptation!” article, you learned how I dealt with two food temptations recently.

But just this morning, I rediscovered an even more powerful weapon to handle temptation.
 
This weapon is so important that Jesus himself commanded it.
 
It lines up with one of my favorite sayings from the martial arts: “The best way to win a fight is to avoid getting into one in the first place.”
 
See if you can spot the weapon from the wise words of Jesus:
 

  • Jesus prayed: “…And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one (Luke 11:4)”
  • Luke 22:40 “…Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
  • And to the disciples he said, “…Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation (Luke 22:46)”

 By now, you know the weapon is prayer. I pray every day, but must admit I don’t always pray not to enter into temptation.
 
That was a mistake.
 
The only reason I realize it now is because Luke 22:39-46 was the focus scripture from the Sunday School lesson I was reading this morning.
 
After I saw Jesus told the disciples to pray not to enter into temptation twice, I remembered ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in which he also said the same thing.
 
I had a revelation: It must be very important if Jesus said it three times!
 
How many eating “fights” could we avoid every day if we would only pray?
 
Starting today, I am going to add “lead me not into temptation” to my daily prayers.
 
How about you?
 
Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,
 
Kimberly Taylor
Author of the ‘Take Back Your Temple’ ebook
 
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  • Pamela says:

    Thank you for the inspiration this has helped me to start my spiritual weight-loss my church is doing a biggest loser contest I’ve decided to join them thank you again God bless you !!!

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