We are constantly striving to be in control of our lives, what we choose to do or be is entirely up to us. We can afterwards rejoice in the resulting outcome with dignity or regret.
When we are tempted, we are forced to step out of our comfort zone, or some times we are made to face a potentially upgrading uphill challenge. It is a normal life activity, a sign we are a contender for greatness.
Temptations are actually opportunities to triumph for people with a stable frame of mind. Success is usually as a result of a series of activities (process) and is not a singular action (event). When success is achieved in a particular challenge, it is often difficult to identify the sum total of activities or experiences that lead to it, but, we know that past failures play a significant role.
Humans learn from all incidents in life and these experiences become stepping-stones for future success. Temptations ought to leaves us stronger and better irrespective of the outcome. We inherently love themselves and will avoid painful or unprogressive experiences as soon as we can. Temptation reveals our vulnerabilities and should help us understand and better ourselves. It will help to read other blogs on related topics.Who are you? and vulnerability.
Each time we fail we know we are a step closer to success.
James 1:13(New American Standard Bible)
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt any one.”
1 Peter 1:14
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in ignorance”