Stepping Heavenward

2006-10-08

It's Just a Stepping Stone...Don't Fall in the Water


Every temptation is the oportunity to do good.
On the path to Spiritual maturity, even temptation becomes a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block when you realise that it is just as much an occasion to do the right thing as it it to do the wrong thing. Temptation simply provides a choice.
While temptation is Satan's primary weapon to destroy you, God wants to use it to develope you. Every time you choose to do good, instead of sin, you are growing in the character of Christ.
God developes the fruit of the spirit in your life by allowing you to experiance circumstances in which you are tempted to express the exact quality! God uses the opposite situation of each fruit to allow us a choice. Every time you defeat temptation, you become more like Christ. -Rick Warren - from the book The Purpose Driven Life

"Ponder the path of your feet
And let all your ways
Be established.
Do not turn to the right or the left
Remove your foot from evil"
Proverbs 4:26,27

2 Comments:

  • Exactly Celeste! Every temptation will either further Destroy or further Develop you.

    By Blogger Keith M., at 1:44 AM  

  • I like this...very nice alot of people allow themselves to grow weary when fighting temptation but if you just reach out to Christ, He will give you strength to move on and do right. God bless

    By Blogger Telika, at 9:57 PM  

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