Take It To The Limit
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.—1 Corinthians 12:13
Ever been pushed by a trainer to your physical limits? Something is invigorating about the experience. The lactic burn, physical exhaustion, and struggle for air are given careful attention by a caring trainer that will push you right to the edge of your ability. And when done with precision, there is a feeling of accomplishment and potential for increased endurance the next time the challenge is presented. And God promises that the spiritual challenges we encounter are common to man. The temptations may be fierce, but not beyond our ability to endure. As the best spiritual trainer, God will push us to the limit but never beyond. So accept the training, and the way of escape, as your means of growth in endurance and run the race with me today.
DO THIS: When tempted today, accept the challenge and the way of escape—and then grow stronger!
PRAY THIS: God, provide a noticeable escape, I need it, and then make me strong enough to accept it.