|Do This And You Won't Fall Into Temptation Again|
1. Resist the Devil
Christ our Lord resisted the Devil during his time on earth. He has assured us in the book of James 4:7 that if we resist the devil, he’ll flee from us.
Apart from prayers, meditation and singing; there are situations that needs your outright rejection of the enticement from Satan.
If someone offers you gift or money to commit sin (like in the case of Joseph) and/or do something that will offend God, you must as a believer reject such job offers, gifts and/or proposals without a second thought.
Rejecting the devil and his agents this way will make you a better, stronger and mountain-moving believer that will see Christ on the last day.
2. Dress Decently and Avoid Unnecessary Arguments
Idle talks, unnecessary arguments, fruitless debates and noisy chats must be avoided at all cost. The Bible warns that in the multitude of words there wanteth no sin (Proverbs 10:19).
3. Shun Laziness
Idleness is one of the things that makes believers fall cheaply to temptations. The Bible frowns at it, condemns it and even admonishes every believer to do something with their hands.
When you are idle, it opens many door for the devil to bring in idle thoughts, malicious ideas and other vices that leads to temptation.
Get yourself busy doing something worthwhile and the grace of God will help you overcome every temptation that comes your way in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
4. Preach the Gospel
Preaching the Gospel of grace and love will make you a stronger Christian and a better one at overcoming temptations.
5. Be Weary of the Besetting Sins
The Bible admonishes us to shun evil companion, evil appearances and the sins that consistently beset us (Hebrews 12:1).
Keeping afar from persistent objects or agents of temptation can help you overcome temptations as a believer.
You don’t go clubbing, beer parlous and/or around brothels if your faith isn’t strong enough to resit the urge to fall into such sins.
Even if your faith is strong enough for it, going with one or two more believers to such places will help you achieve more without frustrating the grace of God in you.
6. Associate with other Believers
The bible made it very clear that we are in the world but not of the word, we can not run away from the physical word but must live by grace in order to overcome every temptation that comes our way.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together (Hebrews 10:25) is the part of the scripture you must reference to whenever the thought of Isolating yourselves from other believers comes to your mind.
We need the company of other believers to grow in faith, conquer fear and expand the kingdom of God.
7. Study the Word
As a believer, having the Holy Bible is just not enough, you need to study it diligently, with determination and sincerity of purpose.
Always remember that; they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. Even the psalmist (David) made mention of the important of the Scripture for overcoming temptation and trials when he quotes
Thy word have I hidden in my heart that I may not sin against thee (Psalm 119:11).
Christ our perfect example overcame temptation with the word of God. In every instances, he reminded the devil that “it is written”. As a believer, you need make the holy bible your best companion and refer to it whenever your are tempted by the devil.