There are many temptations in this world of ours, but we have to keep faith, because this fight alone belongs to God, and we only have to do our part.
“To press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us”
– Philippians 3:14
The temptations to do good, can also lead to another form of sin- Spiritual pride. Sometimes without realizing it, we compare ourselves to another, we judge others and we forget that God is our only judge. We have to be aware, and if pride is something we are struggling with, we can only look to the saints for help, and saying a prayer of humility helps.
God loves each one of us, just as we are and we so often forget that.
It is only through prayer, having a relationship with God that allows us to be strengthened, with the grace of God to fight and flee from temptations of any kind. We must stop, and take a look at ourselves, especially our interior life. Our prayer life, our relationship with God and others.
“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love”
– Psalm 103:8
It is only with humility and gentleness from God that allows us to be meek, humble and contrite of heart. So fear not, even if you are far away, God loves you, and have already forgiven you of your sins. Every time you fall, quickly turn back to God and be freed from any slavery to sin or bondage of any kind.
We have a long journey ahead. So lets pray, love, and forgive more each day of our lives.
“The lord will fight for you, you only need to be still”
– Exodus 14:14