Looking Beyond The Present

Looking Beyond The Present

The Long Road
I want to talk about looking beyond the present………
When we are tempted to sin and give into temptation we all tend to just look at the “right now”. Example: ( note the below example is not true)
  • I really want  to got onto the computer right now even though I am not supposed to.

Now, what do you think this girl is thinking about when she decides if she is going to go online or not? The answer is most likely the present and what she wants now. She is not thinking about the consequences later or when her parents find out.

 My point here is that when we are tempted to sin, and do something we aren’t supposed to, we tend to think immediate. When we give in we are satisfied temporarily, until the consequences later. So, what am I getting at here? What I am trying to say is when we are facing a time when we are being tempted do something wrong, not just think about what you want now, think later on, will you have regretted what you did later on in the day, or in life? Let me give you an example:

Earlier while I was doing my school I was tempted to go and eat a cookie, but that might sound a little lame if I don’t explain what was going on before that. So, let me rewind a little and tell you what happened before that.    That day and morning I really wanted to listen to God, and not eat unless I was hungry! So, I did have a growl for lunch, so I made my food, by then my stomach was not growling anymore but I was previously growling so I ate anyways. I could have stopped eating my lunch sooner but didn’t, I had a cookie for dessert and that was the end of that. A while later, probably about two hours, I was wanting another cookie, I knew I wasn’t hungry and that I needed to obey God. I thought about it, what would be the outcome if I did eat the cookie? I would definitely regret it later because I wouldn’t have obeyed God. I didn’t end up eating the cookie, though my sinful nature still wants the cookie, my spiritual side doesn’t and the outcome of not eating it in the long run, is way better than if I had eaten it. I want to please God by not eating that cookie, because I am not hungry!

So my point in my story is that I thought of the outcome later on, I looked beyond what was presently happening and it helped my not to give in. My point is, before you make a decision, think of the outcome later.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized 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 can stand up under it.
Luke 22:40  And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”
Luke 22:40 And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
This a post from Uniquely Natalie’s blog. To read the post on her blog click here.
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