Wednesday, October 1, 2014
As a human, defeating temptation is difficult. We face temptation every day. It is easier to blame others and to make excuses for our actions. But a Christian should accept responsibility for their actions, confess them and ask God for forgiveness.
In James 1:12-15, we are reminded that when we endure trials we are blessed because when we pass the test, we receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
To help resist temptation, you can ask a trusted person to be your accountability partner. It has to be a person you can be forthcoming with. In return, that person should reciprocate with non-judgmental honesty and grace. This person should be someone you are comfortable to pray with, to be a prayer warrior for you.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16.