You Can Conquer Temptation - The Warrior's Journey®

You Can Conquer Temptation

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

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No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

Consider the damage done within the military due to sexual misbehavior since 9/11. Frequent deployments have become the norm. Husbands and wives have faced repeated separations usually spanning several months up to a year.

Unfortunately, caving in to sexual temptation has led to the destruction of many marriages. Sometimes it happens with the military spouse down range. Other times it’s the spouse left at home. Either way, the damage and destruction to marriages and families has been huge. Innocent children have suffered.

Stop and think for a minute. Does this destruction and heartache really have to happen? As a warrior who has successfully endured tough military training and even experienced deployment into combat areas, are you so weak and helpless that you can’t overcome sexual temptation?

God says you can overcome temptation, even sexual temptation. He’ll make a way.

Warrior, you can do this! Believe God. It’s for your benefit.

The content of this Devotional comes from “Daily Strength for the Battle (You, God’s Word, 5 Minutes): Volume 6 Developing the Leader in You” (2020) and is copyrighted by Scott and Judy McChrystal. Used with permission.

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