1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
📌”There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man…”
Every temptation you face is not new to you. You’re not the first person to undergo it and you won’t be the last. It’s common and normal with other people too, it’s part of life. So don’t ask yourself, “Why me?”. Instead ask, “God, what do You want to teach me from this temptation? How can I turn this around to promote your kingdom”
📌”…but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able…”
On the contrary to what you think, on the contrary to the lies the Devil is feeding your mind, the truth you need to know is that God is faithful and reliable. Through His faithfulness, He will only give you what you can handle. He knows your strength and knows your breaking point, He will only allow that which is commensurate to your strength. Consequently, it therefore means that you can actually handle it. You have the inner resilience, strength and resistance to rise above that temptation and be free to serve. That which you thought would kill you was only allowed for you to see how strong in His divine power you are to overcome.
📌”…but will with the temptation also make a way to escape…”
Through that temptation, there is already a way of escape. You have to open your eyes to see it. It’s not a closed tunnel and you’re not trapped as you think, the situation is not hopeless as the devil wants you to believe. There’s a readymade escape God has reserved through your temptation, ask God and He will show you the way to be free, to overcome and be a victor. Open your eyes and be sensitive, alert and receptive to a Him, you will find it.
📌”…that ye may be able to bear it…”
The whole essence of God’s faithfulness is that you will be able to bear and to overcome temptations. God’s faithfulness is manifested in the death and resurrection of Christ. Christ defeated death and through His death, we can overcome every temptation because the Power that raised Jesus from the death, the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the King of kings and Lord of lords, lives inside of us. Hence, we are more than conquerors through Him and in Him. Amen!
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