Trip Out

Many of us suffer unnecessarily because of our misconceptions about temptation. One is this: expecting your temptations to cease-or at least decrease because we pray or have faith of God being in our corner.  In the bible it clearly says we are called to "wrestle...against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12). Last I checked, wrestle meant to take part in a fight and/or struggle with a difficulty or problem. And if you're wrestling against powers and spiritual wickedness in high places, what would make you think temptation is laying back  watching Mercy greet you daily and let you believe you can go on your merry way. 

You've heard many say, "More money More problems" Just imagine temptation's mantra as , "More Faith More Impulses" because the reality of you having total belief in the power that resides in you throws challenges off their kilter. It gives strength to the fact of greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Temptations come to test your faith. They come to make you trip out in order to make a mockery of what you believe in. "Look at her acting a fool and claiming she loves God." or "He can't manage his home, how can he manage at work?" or "Do you remember how they used to be back in the day and now they want to talk about Faith, Transformation and doing things the right way?"  Temptation will work on your surroundings, if it sees it can not totally work on you.  Those are the times to take note of what they're using as a demolition tool, God is using as a position stool to make you step up higher. 

Faith knows victory is gained by enduring the battle. The testimony is not necessarily coming out unscathed but definitely coming out regardless. Faith reminds you tripping up helps God trip out on your behalf making those who were against you start to applaud you.