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158. Enduring Through Change

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Episode 158

TODAY’S READING:

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape that you may be able to endure.

1 Corinthians 10:13

 

Happy Wednesday, beautiful people! This verse was the perfect verse to piggyback off from yesterday. In yesterday’s verse, we talked about how He gives us strength, and it is through his strength that we may have endurance. Meaning when we get tired, or become weak, or think we set goals that are out of reach, we can remember that our strength comes from God.

 

This verse takes that same principle, and it goes a little further. It’s tempting to quit. It’s tempting to take the easy way, the familiar way. Our habits and systems have ingrained us to be a certain way. We don’t want to fall into temptation, but it’s so easy when it’s a habit.

 

This verse says, no temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. Meaning we as humans experience the same kinds of temptations. We are tempted to get lazy when things get hard; we are tempted to give in to fear when the unknown is presented. We are tempted with numbing and coping mechanisms when life gets hard.

 

Our lives are all very different. Some of us suffer from things that others don’t, but at the end of the day, the root temptation is the same.

 

If you’re tempted with drugs, you’re falling to the temptation of numbing and losing your state of mind. If you are always tempted to overeat, you are falling into the temptation to fill your craving with things of this world, in this case, food, rather than a relationship with Him.

 

The beautiful part of this verse is that He provides a way of escape, and once again, the word from yesterday comes up, and it says he provides us with a way of escape so that we may be able to endure it.

 

So it got me thinking. Endurance. What does it mean? Well, according to the dictionary, the definition is the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. So I looked up, Endure. The definition of that is to suffer patiently.

 

It’s only day six in 2021, and man, do I want to eat all the chocolate in the world. But I know that I made a commitment to myself. That I would become a person who values her health. So now, I need to endure. The beauty is that God gives me everything I need to do so. He gives it to me, and he gives it to you. Whatever you are enduring, God has you protected. He’s given you the tools to get through today. So make the best out of it.

 

PRAYER

Jesus, thank you for always providing. You provide away when there is no way, and in this case, you provide us with everything we need to endure the hard part. Making changes that last hurt. Reworking who we are is hard. But we know that not only do you give us strength, but it is because of you that we can endure these tough times. We know we are going to be all the better for it on the other side. We pray that you bless this day ahead of us; it is in your holy name that we pray, AMEN!

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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!

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