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How Do You Handle Temptations

How do you handle temptations? It isn't always easy just to pray and it goes away, does it? Any advice?

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You are absolutely correct. It takes great fortitude, to deal with the devil. As always, STAY in PRAYER.
---catherine on 11/7/10


Run away from it, if it is in front of you. Pray and ask the Lord to help you,when you feel the stirrings. Begin to speak in other tongues and the devil will flee (run). Speak the word of God,out loud, and the devil will flee. There is power in the name of JESUS. Just say--(the name) Jesus( out loud) and the devil will run. Speak loudly,if you are some place you can do that. Speaking aloud gives strength to what you are saying.
I hope I have helped some. God bless
---Robyn on 11/6/10


Yehovah gave us His Word to handle temptation.

Your flesh will be tempted-the enemy will make sure of it to see what you confess
(Word of God in you being tested).
If your flesh is weak-repent for that weakness and acknowledge the strength of God that will overcome.
The victory is In-Christ-the Word of God confessed in agreement. Using the Name of Yeshua (Jesus Christ)Rebuking if there is any foul spirit involved.
Prayer-laying on of hands-renewing your mind with the Word of God etc...


The enemy attempted to tempt The Word of God in Flesh---how silly----God can not be tempted.
---char on 10/5/10


Unfortunately, at times, not very well. I believe that praying should always be of first choice, however, I don't always, because, I rather complain...I will say this, and I am confident under the "living God", that praying will give you the strength that you need in your hour of temptation. Still, I will never believe that I am God's gift to this world. Hallelujah, and as always I thank You Jesus. Hope everyone has a nice Sunday+
---catherine on 10/2/10


How do you handle temptations?
The answer is, you can't. You are flesh, carnal born in sin and shapened in iniquity. If you think you will ever not want to sin you are making a big mistake. That's our nature. What we need is to spend less time trying to fight temptation and more time seeking God's Holy Spirit who will fight for us. Stop worrying about temptation and spend time praying. Carnal man can't fight a spiritual battle. "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal" for "we restle not against flesh and blood". If I hold my peace and let the lord fight the battle then victory shall be mine.
---Anthony on 10/1/10




We need to do better, with each other, not on our own. Get with others who are helping us do better, to care about people, instead of using them for sin things.

"Confess you trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." (James 5:16)
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/5/10


Discussing it with God as you are discussing it with us now has always helped me out. The Spirit will just show or tell or remind me of something that helps me to overcome.
---Adetunji on 5/5/10


Handle temptations? Perhaps it is better not to touch them even with a ten foot pole.
---Nana on 5/5/10


I find "creative incompetence" to be a useful strategy. In Douglas Adams's "So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish" (the fourth book in the absurd Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy), the hero learns how to fly - you throw yourself at the ground and miss.

You can avoid temptation the same way - by throwing yourself at sin, but (deliberately) having such bad aim that you always miss.

Since temptation is your lower nature trying to sabotage your higher nature, why not do the reverse? For example, if I'm trying to lose weight but like to order pizza, I'll make sure to put off doing so until 5 minutes after the pizzeria closes, or lose their phone number, or not have enough money at home to pay the driver, etc.
---StrongAxe on 5/5/10


"How do you handle temptations?"
I recognize that no temptation has overtaken me that is not common to man. Knowing the Father is faithful, and that He will not allow me be tempted beyond the strength given me to endure, I face the temptation for what it is. With the temptation acknowledged, and my weakness concerning it confessed, I search for what is written, concerning whatever it may be, and allow that Word to guide my words, thoughts, and actions. Trusting and relying upon Christ within me to strengthen me through it, knowing that without Him 'I' can do no good thing.
---Josef on 5/4/10




You got that right! I don't handle temptations. They just gonna come. As you become stronger, the easier it will be to deal. Jesus said, "temptations must come". Pray that you do not succumb to them". That's one reason why I pray for His strength, courage, power, STABILITY. I want it.
---catherine on 5/4/10


Bible,James 1:14 But every man is tempted,when he is drawn away of his own lusts,and enticed. Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ,and make not provision for the flesh,to fulfil the lusts thereof. As Christians we are buried with Christ through Baptism,we arise a new creature,and live in the newness of the Spirit and not the flesh any longer. If a thought I know is contrary to my Christian nature,I rebuke the spirit which may be putting it there and Satan,in Jesus Name,command it to go the realm of darkness to be bound there. I take command since I am given through Jesus Name power Luke 10:19 Behold,I give unto you power to tread on sepents and scorpions,and over all the power of the enemy,and nothing by any means shall hurt you.
---Darlene_1 on 5/4/10


Some temptations are hard to ignore. You Have to pray & seek God every day. I was always told when your trying to live closer to God, the enemy throws more in your way, even the pleasures of the world. A True Christian is not to be messing with any way, if you do, you bring it All on by your self, by listening to the devil & he being like the pied-piper playing his deceiveing tunes to tickle your hearing.
An old saying, it's not hard to serve God If you serve God hard.
---Lawrence on 5/4/10


Temptations comes in many things, sometimes it's the small things that make us fall, as well as the big things that makes us fall. However, God will forgives us as long as we Repent for the things we do.
God does allows us to escape temptation, because He gives us freewill to make chooses. However, if you have given into temptation, then ask the Lord to forgive you of your trangressions.
---Kimbe7395 on 5/4/10


Actually, it does get easier as you walk closer to the Lord. The day you make up your mind to live for Jesus instead of for yourself, it will get better. It really bothers me when Christians say that they cannot resist temptation. If you know what it is and you know what will result from giving into that temptation, why do it? Which is more important - your own self or Jesus?
---KarenD on 5/3/10


Some temptations you can ignore.

Some, I admit, are more difficult to deal with.

Perhaps the best first steps to take are to admit you're being tempted, and that you are too weak to deal with it on your own.

It's a question of the will. Our wills are quite strong. We generally do exactly what we want to do, given the alternatives.

This is why fasting and abstinence are so important. Saying, "no," to little and ordinary things like food can train our wills to shout, "NO!" to big things like sin.
---Cluny on 5/3/10


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First: I try to identify what is a tempation, (or weakness) for me. Second: I avoid getting myself into a situation that will cause me to be tempted. Third: if I have to be exposed to an area that is a tempatation for me, I mentally think of something else - usually a Bible verse, especially if it's good for the situation.
For example: 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 (ASV)
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.

Forthly, an most importatant, I make sure I have on the total armor of God as presented in Eph. 6:12 to end of chapter.
---wivv on 5/3/10


First: I try to identify what is a tempation, (or weakness) for me. Second: I avoid getting myself into a situation that will cause me to be tempted. Third: if I have to be exposed to an area that is a tempatation for me, I mentally think of something else - usually a Bible verse, especially if it's good for the situation.
For example: 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 (ASV)
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.

Forthly, an most importatant, I make sure I have on the total armor of God as presented in Eph. 6:12 to end of chapter.
---wivv on 5/3/10


I handle it just as jesus showed us with his temptation in the wilderness,THE WORD OF GOD.
---tom2 on 5/3/10


When I am tempted, it is usually because I am trying to fill a void in my life, such as loneliness. I plan ahead activities to help me cope with the negative emotions associated with the temptation. Some I do automatically, like regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, devotions, journaling. When I am taking care of my emotional health in safe ways, I am less tempted.
---Trish9863 on 5/3/10


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