And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season Luke 4:13
What do you do when your are tempted? Do you ever recognise a temptation when it comes? It is inevitable that temptation comes to all of us, yet nothing can best prepare you for the season of temptation like the Lord. Seasons of temptations are designed to test ones loyalty to a commitment.
When Jesus was setting to begin his ministry, he set himself apart into a desert to seek the Lord God His Father in fasting. at the end of His 40 days fast, it is recorded that the devil tempted Him three times. The nature of the temptation where designed to derogate and diminish the commitment Our Lord had to God the Father. The devil failed in all his attempts, and left Jesus to return to Him at another season.
Temptation comes to us all and no man is immune to it. However, Remember scripture encourages us that No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1Cor. 10:13. God knows what you are able to bear, don't buckle under temptation.
When you are tempted, don't depend on your personal attributes, rely on God to protect you and reveal a way of escape for you. At other times scripture encourages us to resist the devil and he will flee. However, if you don't have it in you to resist, at best, literary run for your life to escape the devils devises. Do whatever it takes, to avoid the devils temptation. Every devils temptation is designed to produce the effects of killing stealing and destroying the person.
What is important is to have the ability to know your season of temptation and apply God's wisdom to avoid temptation. Scripture says for we are not ignorant of the devil's devises. So before the season ever comes, equip yourself with the word of God, that you may be strengthened and your eyes may be enlightened, to notice the devils temptations when they come.
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for your protection when am tempted. Take me not into temptation, but deliver me from evil. Guide me and guard me that I may not falter my commitment to you. I Jesus name I pray.