When I was younger, I weekly told a coach, parent and teacher, I can’t do it. Trying to take the easy way out, sometimes I was given a pass. Yet, this mindset leads to co-dependence. If you want to grow up and mature, at some point you have to go through the door the Lord provides alone.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me, Revelation 3:20.
In the game show Let’s Make a Deal, current host Wayne Brady often gives contestants three doors to choose from. One has a grand prize, the other a small prize and the final one a prank for a laugh. The game of life is similar but decisions replace doors. Choices are made daily which will shape the outcome of your life for the good or bad. God doesn’t force individuals to do this or that. Rather, freewill is offered to walk through the door of your choice.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it, 1 Corinthians 10:13.
The apostle Paul wrote a letter to members of a church struggling to overcome specific sins. Whether he is addressing addicts, bad habits or poor decisions, Paul provide a blue print for conquering addiction. When tempted God always provides a way out. Therefore, when evil desires, lust or sinful urges come knocking, walk through the door that the Lord provides.
by Jay Mankus