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How do you resist or escape temptation?

  1. Faith Reaper profile image88
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    How do you resist or escape temptation?

    We are all human and are tempted each day.  We can be tempted by our cravings for those certain foods we really should not eat, shopping too much or sometimes easily drawn into gossiping when we know we should not and then there are the more serious issues of temptations which can all certainly lead us down the wrong path.  When you are faced with something that temps you, how do you resist it or escape it?  Thank you for answering.

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  2. Frank Atanacio profile image81
    Frank Atanacioposted 3 years ago

    im weak, I always fall to temptation...  sad   Temptation lies to me.. it builds me up then lets me down..  hey wasn't there a song like this?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Always ... dear Frank, I do understand believe me.  Yes, there is a song, well, many songs on temptation... "Temptation Eyes"  The flesh is a powerful thing when it gets out of control.  I appreciate the honest answer : )

  3. thomasczech profile image71
    thomasczechposted 3 years ago

    Great question. Temptation is all around us. When I feel tempted, I quickly ask Jesus to help me and give me strength. Then I change my focus and put it onto something else.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello thomasczech, Yes, it certainly is all around us ... Jesus helps me too when I look up to Him.  He will ALWAYS provide an escape!  Great answer.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Temptation is always about "short sighted" thinking. It's about what we want in (that) moment. All that matters to us is "now".
    Having said that all of us fall off the wagon and do "impulsive" things from time to time. After all none of us are robots. A lot of dieticians for example encourage dieters to have one "treat day" during the course of a week. Allowing yourself to indulge from time to time keeps you from completely giving up after having a single one relapse of imperfection in pursuit of your goals. Treat days are in your plan!
    When it comes to potentially cheating and betrayal in relationships you have to imagine how you'd feel if your mate did it. Anything you place a high value on isn't worth losing for an instant gratification.
    I always remember the following quote:
    “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions” – Stephen R. Covey

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, dashingscorpio, you have provided great insight here as to the human condition!  I do allow myself one treat day on my diet for that very reason. So true as to anything we place high value on for sure!  Great quote, and perfect for this question

  5. suzettenaples profile image91
    suzettenaplesposted 3 years ago

    When I am tempted, I try to distract myself or busy myself so I am not thinking of the thing tempting me.  When it comes to chocolate, I just give in with one piece of chocolate and then I don't crave it or binge on it.  I find, if I just allow myself a taste that usually stops the temptation for more. 

    For more serious temptations such as of the of the soul, prayer helps a lot.  For temptations of the flesh, a cold shower helps. LOL!  And prayer!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Suzzette, oh, me too, on the chocolate.  Prayer is truly the only thing that helps me with those serious temptations and crying out to the Lord!  Hahaha on the cold shower ... that is actually a great solution LOL  I appreciate your great answers.

  6. tlmcgaa70 profile image77
    tlmcgaa70posted 3 years ago

    GOD always gives us a way out of temptation, we just need to be willing to resist it. if i am tempted into doing something i know my GOD does not approve of, i go to HIM in prayer, and spend time meditating on HIS Word. works every time.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello tlmcgaa70, yes, He will certainly always provide an escape as He tells us in His word.  Our temptations may be ever so strong, but we can overcome all things through Christ who strengthens us no doubt.  Thank you for answering!

  7. erorantes profile image51
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    Everything with moderation is good. Food is delicious. I snack to stop the  desire of any delicious food. With other temptation,  I know too much of what ever it is. It is no good for me. I do not even try it,  or I do not do it. It is good to have discipline.  It is good to think about the future.  What things or actions are leading us.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi erorantes, You are very wise as to think about the consequences of your actions, for once that instant gratification for whatever is gone then .... no good at all will come of it in the future most likely.  Thank you for your insight!

  8. Sunshine625 profile image95
    Sunshine625posted 3 years ago

    Resist? Escape? I do neither...I give in to temptation, but I do recognize my limitations before I proceed. If I'm going to treat myself to a sweet dessert, I will work out a bit more than usual. I rarely allow myself to go without chocolate, life is too short! smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Haha ... Yes, why resist ... in the area of sweet desserts!  Chocolate is my number one hard to resist too, and so I don't resist that craving.  Life is too short to miss out on chocolate.  You have your plan down that works. Thank you for sharing!

  9. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 3 years ago

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    I fall back on our Sacraments. Consume, drink, and confess to Him to complete the battle.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      connorj, Thank you for the interesting answer.

    2. connorj profile image76
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      From the Gospel of John...

    3. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, connorj.  I will have to look that one up.

  10. Venkatachari M profile image56
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    Temptations are sometimes very difficult to resist. Just like eating a particular sweet dish or anything. I take a half or quarter piece of it to satisfy myself while others consume a half box of sweets in a day.
    Regarding other things, I do not have any bad habits except that I used to be tempting towards my wife when she was not in a mood. That was the only bad temptation which I had to resist my self at occasions.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Ven, thank you so much for answering.  Sweets are so hard to resist no doubt, for me too.  I understand about the wife, being I am one!

  11. bibliopola profile image56
    bibliopolaposted 3 years ago

    Can't resist mosty. Food is my weakest point.  I can't resist cakes, sweets.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello bibliopola, Yes, mine is chocolate ... anything chocolate.  Sweets (sugar) are almost like an addiction, but food can truly become an addiction real quick.  One must have that mindset of a lifestyle change.

  12. The Examiner-1 profile image74
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    It is easy, I just look away, or walk away, from it.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Kevin. For most if a temptation is a strong one, it is not that easy, but I am glad it is easy for you to do so.  Blessings

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I always wanted to go my own way instead of "follow the leader", like joining groups or gangs. I never played games like follow the leader.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Kevin, thank you for sharing that, as peer pressure or whatever pressure such as you describe is a great temptation as relates to the desire to be accepted. I am so happy you remained true to your conviction to remain true to yourself!

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome Faith. Have a nice day! smile

    5. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome, Kevin. Going your own way is the best way to go indeed!  God bless. Hugs

 
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