Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
The reason the enemy temps you is because he knows of the great things God wants to do in your life, and he thinks you are dumb enough to give it all up for a few moments of pleasure. He knows that not only do you stand to lose from it, but other people will be hurt by your sin as well. When you see his trap, tell him you are not going to allow him to destroy your life or anyone else’s.
Jesus’ temptation happened just before the greatest breakthrough In His life and ministry. It will happen before the greatest breakthrough in yours, too. Be ready for it. And remember that no matter how great the temptation is you face, “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
Lord, I pray I will have no secret thoughts where I entertain ungodly desires to do or say something I shouldn’t. I pray that I will have no secret life where I do things I would be ashamed to have others see.
In Jesus name I pray
*The best time to pray about temptation is before you fall into it. After the lure presents itself, resisting temptation becomes much more difficult. The model prayer Jesus taught us to pray as a matter of course is a good place to start
Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.