10 Scriptures for Overcoming Temptation

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

The responses to last week's post about lust let me know that I'm definitely not alone in the struggle!! So, I decided to share my top 10 favorite scriptures for overcoming temptation.

These are my go-to affirmations when I feel like lust is trying to get the best of me. It's brought me so much strength and has retrained my mind to think and act in purity, even in the toughest situations.

The first thing you should know is that you're not alone. No matter how put-together someone seems, there is still something that they struggle with. And if the rest of us can work to overcome those things, then you can too.

You should also know that you have God's help. He's going to block anything that would be unbearable for you, so the fact that you are faced with it means that you already have victory over it. You just have to decide to walk in that.

If you're anything like me, then you've asked this question before. "How?"

How are we supposed to stay pure in a culture that runs on skin and sex?!

Well, thankfully, there's an answer for us...

1. Read the Word

2. Hide it in your heart

3. Obey it

The more you become familiar with the Word of God, the closer you'll get to God Himself. And once you have a personal relationship with Him, saying "no" to anything that will disappoint Him becomes second-nature.

We have a piece of God living on the inside of us- we call it the Spirit. Jesus called this Spirit our "Helper" because its purpose is to lead us in the right direction. Lust and temptation control us when we allow our flesh (sinful selves) to smother the Spirit within us.