Growing Through Temptation

Day 26:

Every temptation is an opportunity to do good

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12 (KJV)

God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (NLT)

Question to Consider:
What Christlike character quality can I develop by defeating the most common temptation I face?

Aside from the same issues I mentioned last year, I struggle with patience.

I used to consider myself  a very patient person, but lately I find my patience growing shorter and shorter.  I often feel anxious and I just don’t have the tolerance to deal with the things I used to.  I find myself mentally complaining when people ask me for additional favors and I just have a general sense of impatience.

I feel as if my nerves are just raw and that I’m five seconds away from a meltdown.  It seems like the more tired and exhausted I feel, the more my patience is tested.  I don’t want to snap at someone and say the wrong things – I definitely need God’s help in re-developing my patience.

“Every time you  to do good instead of sin, you are growing in the character of Christ.” p. 201

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