The Secret Weapon to Overcoming Temptation

In the “Get Out of My Sight – Temptation!” article, you learned how I dealt with two food temptations recently.

But just this morning, I rediscovered an even more powerful weapon to handle temptation.

This weapon is so important that Jesus himself commanded it.

It lines up with one of my favorite sayings from the martial arts: “The best way to win a fight is to avoid getting into one in the first place.”

See if you can spot the weapon from the wise words of Jesus:

  • Jesus prayed: “…And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one (Luke 11:4)”
  • Luke 22:40 “…Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
  • And to the disciples he said, “…Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation (Luke 22:46)”

By now, you know the weapon is prayer. I pray every day, but must admit I don’t always pray not to enter into temptation.

That was a mistake.

The only reason I realize it now is because Luke 22:39-46 was the focus scripture from the Sunday School lesson I was reading this morning.

After I saw Jesus told the disciples to pray not to enter into temptation twice, I remembered ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in which he also said the same thing.

I had a revelation: It must be very important if Jesus said it three times!

How many eating “fights” could we avoid every day if we would only pray?

Starting today, I am going to add “lead me not into temptation” to my daily prayers.

How about you?

Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor
Author of the ‘Take Back Your Temple’ ebook

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • I’m living alone now and many changes have occurred as a result of that.i was in living in constant turmoil. Now I have peace but other things I had to entertain myself I do not have now. Been staying in my bible a lot but still not helping at this point. I’m also a smoker and need to quit but afraid I will eat even more.

    • Hi Teri – it is great that you left a place of turmoil and are now in peace. I would like to comment on a couple of things you said that I hope helps:

      * “…other things I had to entertain myself I do not have now.” Are there things that you have always wanted to learn how to do, but weren’t able to before? Rather than entertainment, think education. You could learn a new language, a new hobby, or a new skill that would help you in business or with a job. Lots of possibilities!

      * ”Been staying in my bible a lot but still not helping at this point.” How is your relationship with Jesus in this season? Just in case, you may want to check this out:

      * ” I’m also a smoker and need to quit but afraid I will eat even more.” You said you need to quit, so stop there. I would suggest that you Google ”ex-smokers” or even ”ex Christian smokers” so you can join with others who quit smoking or have the same goal of quitting so you don’t have to do this alone. You don’t have to eat more just because you aren’t smoking. Face that if it comes, but your health needs protecting now from the smoking. Plus, you can get tips from other ex-smokers on how they avoided that issue that you can learn from.

      With the Lord’s help, you got this!

  • Thank you for the inspiration this has helped me to start my spiritual weight-loss my church is doing a biggest loser contest I’ve decided to join them thank you again God bless you !!!

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