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81. Lead Us Not Into Temptation

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Episode 81

TODAY’S READING:

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7

 

Another Monday! Another day, another week ahead of us. Every morning in my alone time with God, my prayers are always the same. Lord, don’t let me give into temptation.

 

To be honest, our society sometimes makes me questions my goals and aspirations. I can fall into this harmful way of thinking. We are breeding a generation that relies on comparison to get us through the day. “I have to lose weight, look at how much that person lost in quarantine” or “I have to work harder, look at that super successful new business she launched in the middle of COVID.” 

 

This year has been hard on everyone. Today is a new day to tackle new problems. The last thing you need to do is give into temptation. The enemy will tempt you that comparing yourself to others feels good. The enemy will tempt you into doing his work for him. He will tempt you into spreading gossip and relying on our fears rather than our faith. 

 

But this verse is saying to submit to God. 

 

Nothing in this life is perfect. Your journey is yours to walk. Being alive today means you survived another day in this crazy life, and God isn’t done writing your story. So keep leaning on Him. Stop looking to the world; stand against the devil. He doesn’t want what’s best for you. He never has. 

 

PRAYER

Lord, you want what’s best for us. You want us to live a beautiful life. Filled with joy, peace, and love. We submit ourselves to you. We don’t want to give into comparison anymore. We are tired of living that way. Jesus helps us to say no when society pulls us in. We are praying for strength to navigate through the era of social media. We are praying for strength over the next 8 weeks as we approach election season. It is in your Holy name that we pray, Amen!

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