My mom called me a few days ago with news. She had taken a bad fall. She stepped on a rug that slipped under her feet and she was on the floor. The result was torn muscles, lots of pain and a long recovery. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can cause great injury.
Likewise, things are very similar in our spiritual walk. Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that can cause us to fall. An encounter with and old friend. A stray comment on FB. Getting caught up in gossip. Lingering too long in a conversation or over a tv show. Getting too busy and neglecting time with God.
Temptation comes at us all the time from every direction and sometimes we slip and fall so unexpectedly. And yet the result is lots of pain and sometimes even a long recovery from great injury.
I Corinthians 10:12-13 reminds us: “If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure”.
Be on your guard friends, and trust that God will make a way out from any temptation that comes your way. Stay standing strong!