Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Have you ever noticed that no matter how strong the struggles our proclivities may be, most of them only last a few minutes? It’s true. And so I want to talk with you about a tactic that’ll help you make good decisions in these times of distraction and delay. When facing temptation, try to delay your decision to act upon the desire you may be experiencing for fifteen to thirty minutes.
What you’ll find is that you have gained a great deal of perspective and resolve in that relatively short but very important interval. But while you are delaying, make sure to use some kind of distraction or diversion-one that will allow you to think clearly about the decision you must make, while at the same time allowing you to distance yourself a bit from the temptations that cloud your decision. If you don’t join distraction or diversion with your delay, you’ll probably find yourself just watching the clock and thinking about how much longer you have before you get to indulge.
Point to ponder- Make informed decisions about what you allow yourself to get involved. If your desire has passed, then great-you’ve successfully avoided something you didn’t really want and probably didn’t need! If what you are desiring-and that something isn’t destructive-then go ahead and enjoy it, in moderation!
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