Temptation is one the most frustrating challenges of being a Christian. We know the truth. We also know God and how much He loves us. We love Him back and desperately want to show it in our actions. However, no matter how long we’ve been in a relationship with God we all face the temptation to sin against Him. If Jesus was not exempt from temptation in Matthew 4 then neither are we. I do want to make it clear, however, that temptation to sin is not the same as sin. Sin is when we give into temptation. Thankfully, God has graciously given us everything we need to overcome.
1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us: “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 it.” (ESV)
So how can we practically fight against the temptation to sin? Here are 10 ways: