You Have The Right To Choose
We don’t know what everyone is going through. We don’t live in their house, we only know what they tell us. James tells us that temptations are no respecter of persons. We all have them in some form. James says it is a blessing to be tempted because when you win over temptation you will receive that crown of life.
We cannot say “I am tempted of God” but we are tempted when we are lured and enticed by our own desires. Our pastor used to say, “You don’t wake up one morning and say ‘today I am going to have an affair.’ It is something you have thought about and planned. You have worked out all of the details before you ever act on it.” James says that desire conceives and brings forth sin and sin leads to death.
Many Christians will never have an extra marital affair and they feel like they are “good people,” but there are other temptations in the world today, such as pornography, alcoholism, drug addiction, food addictions and the list goes on. We live in a world that tries to numb their pain and the enemy presents temptations as the way out of our despair, but it always leads to a dead end street.
We do not need to feel defeated or hopeless because God says we can turn from sin. We can change our direction 180 degrees and go the other way. Turn towards God and run to Him. He is waiting with open arms for the prodigal child to return.