“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
What are you holding on to? What is keeping you from living the life God has called you to live? There is no better plan and purpose for your life with no better outcome than the life God has designed for you. So, what keeps us from living that life? Well, I think it’s the things we hold on to.
What are you holding onto? Maybe for you, it’s a bad habit. And maybe you didn’t see the bad habit coming, at least not initially. So many people have an expectation of how their lives are going to go. They are going to go to high school, be the most popular kid at the school, then go to college and meet all new people, have a great time, learn something, and then build an amazing career and have the dream family.
But somewhere along the way, reality sinks in and something doesn’t go the way we plan. For many, the solution is to turn to a bad habit. When life doesn’t bring you what you want, you turn to something that artificially provides you with something that you hope can replace your pain.
And maybe for a short period of time, it does. But you soon realize that your pain and problems haven’t gone anywhere. Instead, you have just developed a bad habit, a habit you wish you could break. These “habits” can even become serious addictions.
They could be addictions in the form of drugs, alcohol, sex, or pornography. They could be eating addictions or gambling addictions. Whatever it may be, it has been your “way out” of the pain and heartbreak. But now, God has called you to live a life of more.
But in order to live that life, this habit can no longer be your “way out.” Instead, it needs to be CUT OUT of your life altogether. This might sound difficult, but I have good news for you.
1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
Let go of your bad habit. It might seem difficult, but even when you are tempted, God has given you the ability and He will not let you be tempted beyond your limits. God has a better life for you. It’s time to let go!