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7 Ways to Avoid Temptations – a Game Plan

By Familyfriends @familyfriends_

7 ways to avoid temptations – a game plan

Last week I wrote about how God talk to me about avoiding temptations by me running into a Big black dog. I talk about how important it is to have a plan, battle plan or an escape plan. The word of God says in Phil 4:13 “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” so if we have received Jesus into our heart we are equipped to face any problems. But here comes 7 ways or plans that helped me overcoming some of my sins and temptations. I don’t believe that there is 7 or 9 or 5 Steps to avoid temptations but different ways, tactics, and here are some that have worked for me! If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comment field!


1. PRAY and READ! Fight using the word of GOD – Pray for protection every day, and read the bible. Choose a bible verse that can be your main weapon when temptations come, I used the Phil 4:13 verse many, many times to remind myself – I can do it!

“and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17


2. Fight and stand Guard! Be prepared to fight for your freedom, and be alert – the enemy wants your life, so he can and will come in almost any shape or form in order to get you on to the wrong path

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” I Peter 5:8,9


3. Get into God´s will. The best place for us all to be is in God´s will, when we are in His will we are walking on the right path. So when you feel tempted – make a list of the thing you know God has called you to do, and then instead of sin…do them! And if you´ve got them written down, it is much easier to see and then and act on them.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path.” ”Proverbs 3:5-6 “


4. Clean house. Avoiding tempting situations. If you struggle with internet porn for example, limit your access to your computer by installing protective software and give your wife the password.

“Therefore get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is prevalent and humbly receive the word that was planted in you, which can save you. – James 1:21”


5. Choose your friends wisely. Our friends have often more impact in our lives than we think at any age! From when we are very young to every year of our life, we are exposed to peer-pressure all the time, some of it´s good and some bad. That´s why it´s so important to choose friends wisely, at any age!

“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm. Choose your friends wisely. When battling lust or any type of temptations, there are plenty of people we can find who will enable that to grow even more powerful.” Proverbs 13:20 


6. Confess and Repent. We all fall from time to time, because we are sinners, but the blood of Jesus takes away all sins and he forgives us as soon as we confess them and truly ask for forgiveness.

“We confess our sins; He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – I John 1:9”


7. SUIT UP! FIGHT – LOVE – LIVE. God has called us all to live of purpose and to live in abundance, but we need to fight for it! Fight for it in Love and remember that God wants you to live your life to the fullest, and with him you can conquer every temptation and sin

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. – Ephesians 6:10,11,16


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