Temptation is just a choice. It is not a sin either. Jesus was tempted, so temptation is no big deal. Every temptation is an opportunity to do the right thing or the wrong thing. It is just a choice! To be tempted is not a sin; to yield to temptation becomes sin.
The only way to make the right choice every time and stay ahead of devil’s schemes and manipulation is to keep the mind renewed always by the Word. Whenever we fail to renew the mind or become unconscious of what the Word says about us or requires of us, failing to temptation is inevitable.
It takes the help of the Holy Spirit to make the right choice every time or at everywhere. If we often yield ourselves to the Spirit, we will not yield ourselves to temptation. Yielding to the Spirit is simply to receive, to become conscious and to practice the Word of God always; and by this we will be positioned to make the right choice always.
Romans 12: 2 [KJV] – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewal the renewal of your mind, that ye may prove that which is good, acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Transformation comes by the renewal of the mind on a constant basis; right decisions are made from a mind rooted and grounded in the Word. We must not give any chance to the devil; we must be prepared always. All days are full of evil but we can surely bring the good out of them. You must vigilant and ready to quench every fiery dart of the wicked one. You must be a step ahead of the devil always; you must settle the day before it begins; hence personal Bible studies and unceasing prayerful life are very mandatory!
CONFESSION –I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and I have the rightness of God in me. I make the right choices and decision always through the knowledge of the Word at work in me. Glory to God!