Winning Battles…1 Day at a Time

The girl got on the machine next to me

There were lots of similar machines…she chose this one

In one glance I knew there was potential trouble

She wasn’t wearing much. What she was wearing fit rather nicely…tight if you catch my drift

She was very attractive

I had to use discipline to bounce my eyes

By the way, that kind of discipline starts early

It doesn’t begin in the moment

But, it took discipline

I knew she was there the entire time. I just chose not to look

In fact, instead, I chose to write this blog post

Reminds me though…Satan is not above tempting a pastor

Or you

(And, yes, pastors are human) 🙂

Satan has great abilities but, thankfully, he has limited powers over the believer

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

I won the battle. That day. Actually God’s Spirit won. This time.

There will be other battles. Even before this day ends probably.

I must be prepared.

Let’s pray.

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4 thoughts on “Winning Battles…1 Day at a Time

  1. "And, yes, pastors are human." — Thanks for the post Ron.

    When He was in the world, even Jesus was not spared. He was also tempted by the devil. It's also amazing to remember how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." (Mat 6:13). So, it is evident that we could be tempted in our daily life in various forms.

    As Jesus advised in Matthew 26:41, one can “watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

  2. When I pray for pastors, especially those whose ministries are big and public, one of the main things I pray is that God would protect your hearts and minds from sexual sin. Too many great men (and women) of God have fallen into this trap. Thank you for not only setting a good example, but sharing how you do it!