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Please consider the following six steps:
The first step is simply to love God. Jesus said, “If a man love me, he will keep my words” – John 14:23. So if we think about all God has done for us and if we really learn to appreciate and love Him, we will be motivated to obey.
The second step is to trust God. Philippians 4:13 says: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” If we put our trust in God, He has promised we can overcome every temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13).
The third step is to study the Bible. “The gospel is the power of God unto salvation…” – Romans 1:16. It gives us power, not only to be forgiven of sins, but also to live a faithful life.
Step number four is to pray regularly. We often fail to overcome temptation because we try to do it ourselves instead of asking for God’s help. You must be “casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” – 1 Peter 5:7.
The next important step is to associate with faithful Christians. Some companions may drag us down, but Christians should strengthen us. “Evil companions corrupt good morals” – 1 Corinthians 15:33.
And the final step is to remember our destiny. If we keep our eye on our goal it will sustain us. Even in the face of great suffering we can rejoice when we remember that “great is our reward in heaven” – Luke 6:23.
Yes, you can overcome every temptation. If you have not yet begun to do so, why not believe in Christ, repent of your sins, and determine now to be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38). Then you may live a life of faithful service to God.
Please click here to learn more about how to change yourself.
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