Temptation, we all go through it. But there is hope for you if you find yourself continuing to stumble. If your constantly giving in to temptation there is ONE vital mistake that you keep on making. If I would have learned this a long time ago, it probably would have saved me from a lot of emotional hurt and pain.
I Corinthian 10:13 (NIV)
“ No temptation has seized (suddenly or forcefully taken hold of), you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He WILL NOT let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you will stand up under it.”
The word says that with temptation God will provide a way of escape.(I Corinthians 10:13) If you keep falling for temptation then you are possibly missing the “ESCAPE SIGNS.” If you are not familiar with some of the signs that God gives us for escape. I'll give you some examples.
If a guy ask you, “So, can I come by your place?” ESCAPE SIGN! If you know that you're attracted to this guy and if he comes over something is bound to happen. Here's is your opportunity to run through the door of escape. Let's not try to test the waters and see what could happen if you let him in the house. Say no you can't come by. If you feel like that's too harsh, ask him can you meet him at a restaurant or somewhere public. You're setting yourself up for possible failure if you let him in. Temptation is “Nothin to play with.”
Another example of an opportunity to escape from temptation. Let's say your at a social gathering with your other Christian friends at someone's house. You and your significant other are also there together just mingling and have a good time. If he ask, so can we go in the room in talk in a quiet place? ESCAPE SIGN! The bedroom is a place that you should never go on a date. Save the bedroom visits for marriage. There is nothing in his bedroom that you have not seen already. The bedroom is too secluded, and gives the opportunity to try things that you would less likely do in public. So, in the event that this happens, tell your date no we can't go in the room. But if he wants some type of privacy offer to go outside in the front yard away from everyone else, and talk out there. There is always an alternative for temptation, you just need to find the door of escape that God has provided and run through it.