“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
(1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT)
Four ideas to pull out of this passage:
1. YOU ARE NORMAL ! What you are experiencing is NORMAL! So, don’t think that if you’ve struggled with food issues for a long time that you are in someway “weird” or “beyond help”. This scripture, as well as a simple search on Google will confirm this fact. Temptation is not unique to you.
2. GOD IS FAITHFUL! This is key to our healing. If we believe that God has the power to help us with this, HE WILL! He has proven this time and time again to people wanting to break patterns of unhealthy living.
3. YOU WILL BE TEMPTED. There will be choices to be made. Small, seemingly inconsequential choices will have BIG spiritual impact. If we allow ourselves to make small poor choices, the bigger ones become all the easier to cave into. BUT – there IS hope! You won’t be tempted beyond what you can bear.
4. GOD PROVIDES A WAY! For some of you, that is being a part of group setting like many of us experience in challenge groups. The encouragement, accountability, and prayer of groups like this is JUST WHAT YOU NEED!
I encourage you to take this scripture and commit it to memory. It will help you when you are tempted to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
If you need help, please comment or message me. I would love to help you! Know once again, that if you are reading this, I am praying for you. You are a precious son/daughter of our Father. You are created in His image. I pray that you honor that image in you, by taking care of what He has given to you.