This Thursday Is Lesson #21 – RELAPSE!
The first step in preventing a relapse is to admit to ourselves that we will be tempted. The next important step is to acknowledge that we are not above temptation. If we take an honest look at Scripture, Jesus wasn’t above temptation, so why do we think we are? Jesus never sinned, but He was tempted. We must remember that being tempted is not a sin in and of itself. It is, however, a call to battle.
When we find ourselves in a situation where we are tempted to fall back into some old habits, hang-ups, and hurts, we need to respond in the same manner as Christ did when He responded to Satan’s temptations by saying,
“‘Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” [Matthew 4:10]
This Thursday night we will begin to prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming holiday season. This time of year can be a difficult one for many of us as old temptations find new ways (or use the same familiar ways) to present themselves. Come gain the tools you need to be able to stand your ground and respond as Jesus did in the face of temptation.
Principle 7: Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.
“Happy are those who Celebrate Recovery” Someone.
Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” 1 Corinthians 10:12
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