NO TEMPTATION HAS SEIZED YOU EXCEPT WHAT IS COMMON TO MAN
(1 Corinthians 10:13).
Understand that when the father-of-lies tempts you, he does not appear as a little red man with horns, using black magic. No, he uses deception—the act of enticing you with negative, destructive beliefs that are not true. The father-of-lies will intercept your thoughts and imbue them with his own imaginations, attempting to lure you away from God, your Perfect Father. He will use your own reasoning—your own understanding—as bait to lure you into sinful defense patterns to still your pain. If you accept, he will destroy you and those around you. He routinely repeats these customary moves, familiar to him, on everybody else worldwide.
AND GOD IS FAITHFUL; HE WILL NOT LET YOU BE TEMPTED BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN BEAR. BUT WHEN YOU ARE TEMPTED, HE WILL ALSO PROVIDE A WAY OUT SO THAT YOU CAN STAND UP UNDER IT
(1 Corinthians 10:13).
Be comforted, Child. Although your enemy desires to stay hidden and secretive, his ways are not mysterious and hidden to Me. Although his ways are disguised, they are not insolvable. I know with certainty how the father-of-lies entices, cajoles, seduces, and ensnares…AND I KNOW THE WAY OUT!
When you stand at the battlefront and the battle is in your face, I am IN you to show you MY WAY OUT. You do not have to use the sinful defense patterns your adversary offers you to still your heartache. Instead, EMBRACE the negative, destructive beliefs with their painful emotions, EXPOSE them to Me, and I will EXCHANGE your problem for My solution—MY WAY OUT. Then, you will be able to stand up…and live, love, and laugh.
Connect with your heart, and find the negative, destructive beliefs for which the father-of-lies has used your mind and your emotions, recently, to deceive you. Then, in faith, connect with God and ask Him for HIS WAY OUT of your temptation. Then, take it!
PRAYER: How comforted I am, Lord God, to know that although my adversary’s ways are disguised, they are not mysterious and insolvable to You. You know the way out of the pain in my heart, caused by the beliefs of the father-of-lies. You know the answers…the solutions.
Thank you, Lord God, that You are able to deliver me from evil. Help me to accept Your way out of the pain in my heart, instead of the defense patterns the father-of-lies holds out to me to destroy me and those around me.
Maintain an Awareness
So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.