James 1.14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.
I used to really not like this scripture. And the reason is because I didn’t want to blame Temptation on myself, I wanted to blame it on the evil one. That was by far the easiest thing to do, passing blame. I’m starting to understand more and more that I create my own temptation. Here’s what I understand. When I’m walking in any type of unforgiveness or lack or hardship. Basically just flat not having any peace, unbelief, not seeing myself the way God sees me is a recipe for disaster.
It’s a simple as a mathematical equation. There is an answer to everything a solution you might say. Jesus.
For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
” when we know all our needs are met in Him and in Him we have access to all the resources to meet every need, we experience No Lack or internal distress; therefore, we experience no temptation. And “to him who has, more is given” i.e. we avoid future distress and hardship.” Dr. Jim Richards from the prayer organizer
The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit if you’re walking and that, how could you possibly be tempted?
So the question is, if you are being tempted and you fall, who’s fault is it? I want to suggest that you look at the areas of your life and ask, am I walking with Jehovah – Shalom. Grab hold of God’s promises and run hard.
It’s time to put off and put on.
Eph 4:22 — Eph 4:24
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.