Cha-Cha-Cha Your Way Out Of Temptation

Paula Hendricks 03/07/13 | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Category: Myself ; 63 comments

Temptation.
Life is thick with it. Our minds and hearts are bombarded with it. If we're honest with ourselves, we often get close to it, touch it . . . dance with it.

But God promises a way out for those who are willing to take it:

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 Cor. 10:13).

The question is . . . do we really want to escape it?

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Your escape route.
If so, here's a real practical way to do so, thanks to a friend who recently told me how to cha-cha-cha my way out of temptation.

Cha:
Tell God about your temptation.

Hebrews 2:18 says, "Because he [Jesus] himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted."

All we have to do is ask for His help. Remember, He's been there, and He's the only One who has always stood rock solid against temptation. And He wants to help you!

Cha:
Tell a friend about your temptation—be specific—and ask her to pray for you
.

I'm so grateful for friends who text or call me when they're struggling. I'm trying to be more like them!

It really does help. James 5:16 says, "Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working."

Cha:
Do the next positive thing.

Get out that math homework. Make your bed. Open your Bible. Play with your sister. Write that thank-you. Do the next positive thing.

What temptation are you facing right now? How desperate are you to escape it? Will you cha-cha-cha your way out the next time you're tempted? I'd love to hear about it if so!

Comments

HEY, GIRLS! We love hearing from you, but feel limited in the ways we can help. For one thing, weíre not trained counselors. If youíre seeking counsel, we encourage you to talk to your pastor or a godly woman in your life as theyíll know more details and can provide you with ongoing accountability and help. Also, the following comments do not necessarily reflect the views of Revive Our Hearts. We reserve the right to remove comments which might be unhelpful, unsuitable, or inappropriate.

    Kaylee S. Smith
    So Good...
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1:25 am
    I've been really struggling with temptations right now, and that 1 Cor. Bible verse has actually been in my bathroom for me to see daily, for the past month - and it's a great help!! God IS faithful! And I know that He will help me overcome this temptation.

    Thanks so much for this post. ..God Bless. <3

    ~ Kaylee S. Smith
    Kari
    Temptations
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:25 am
    Thanks for this...ther r many temptations around me right now. The hardest is school. I am the youngest ans shortest in my grade and I hav no permanent best friend.. I am not popular and I'm trying to loose weight so I could be noticed:(. I don't want to live my life singly but I want to wait for the husband God has chosen. Thanks again for the post!!!
    Marie Sumo
    Slow fade
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:12 am
    The temptation I'm struggling with is having a boyfriend. I know I'm not ready for any relationship right now because my two last knees was horrible and I will never get into any situation like that again. But sometime I get jealous when the people around me are all dating and make their relationship seem so perfect,but its not. I'm doing good and want to stay faithful to both God and my future husband
    please pray for me in this area
    Christina
    Temptation &Marie Sumo
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:17 am
    I had this plan on going to NY to visit my family after I graduate, but I also kept looking for things that I can do to get me out of situations that I was in last time I went. I know that if I go to NY that I will have some situations that I don't want to give in to. I was trying to find a way out, and the way I found was not to go to NY. Looking at me trying to save up money for college, a trip to NY is not going to happen.

    Marie, I've been through the same. Read Young Lady in Waiting, it did help me. Know that God is going to let it happen in His timing. He has the guy planned out, you're will is made. He knows and He has it in His hands. When it does happen, you'll be thankful and glad that you waited. Stick close to God!
    Kate
    Temptation
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    I have been following this blog for a few weeks now and this is the first time I have commented. I have just moved to a new city and am allowing God to cleanse and purify my life through this new journey, and it has been wonderful so far! He has provided for me so much. One area that I am struggling with now is the temptation to put all of my efforts into finding a boyfriend/ husband, when I know that I should be growing in my gift of singleness. When I moved here, I only knew one person, a guy, and he has helped me so much. He is also the only Christian friend I have here. I guess that combination has led me to have romantic feelings for him....and I am struggling with it because I'm pretty sure he doesn't feel the same way. Not to mention God is in the process of healing my life at the moment and I don't need any romantic distractions. So I ask that someone would please pray 1. That I may keep my friendship with him as well as find other Christian friends to help hold me accountable and 2. That I may focus all of my attention on God instead of romantic feelings and other distractions. Thank you so much and God bless everyone!
    Anonymous
    Belle of the Ball
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    I am supposed to be taking my college course via web right now. The thing is that I get distracted. Like I check my facebook and this website or just research some random thing while I'm supposed to be studying. Then when I'm not digressing my studies and goofing off online, I'm daydreaming. Ugh! I'm desperate to escape. I don't think at this point I'm cha-cha-ing. I think I'm at the Belle of the Cha-cha Ball. Please pray for me.
    Thanks for the advice to do something positive, I had not thought about that one.
    I will definitely try to cha-cha out.
    Kourtney
    Secular Music
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    Throughout the day i am tempted to listen to secular music! I could be listening to my praise and worship then i get "burned out" then have the thought to listen to secular music.
    Brooke
    Animals
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    Thanks so much for the article! My temptations are my animals. I have four horses 3 chickens (getting three chicks in two weeks) two rabbits and two turtles. And since I'm homeschooled I can go see them whenever instead of doing my schoolwork. I've been doing a lot better about it, but I still sneak out and peak on my chickens every once in a while. And a little over two months ago my one bantam hen died. It was super tough, but I've felt God more through it. Junior dying (she was my hen) led up to me getting chicks. :) I'm so glad I saw this site! I'm reading the book right now for my Youth Group girls' bible study. :D
    Andrea
    love it!
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm
    That verse is one of my favorites. thanks for posting an awesome blog, LYWB Team!!!
    Claire
    @Marie Sumo and please help
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    Marie, I can definitely relate to feeling jealous. I will pray for you.

    There is a guy at my school that I like but I know he is not a Christ-follower. I need to stop this temptation and especially the jealousy part--it seems like he's interested in my best friend and I get jealous whenever he notices her. I know it's wrong, and I want to wait for someone totally committed to God. How can I stop these feelings though?
    Margaret
    Commnet
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    Hey ,I'm new to this ,but I'm realy glad there is resources like this that will help you grow spiritually .I just want to say that I'm also struggling in school and loose weight ,I really don't have any firends .Can someone just please keep me in prayer . God bless all of you
    himi34
    of course ill prayy for you
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    Ill be praying for you margaret! nDont worry about what society wants u 2 be. :)
    C.Jazzy 101
    My Prayer Needs
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    Thank-you for this!!
    I needed this! This was God sent!
    I'm struggling in certain areas. And God continues to tell me: "Pray, pray, and pray even harder." One or two scriptures isn't going to cut it. You have to pray hard.

    Also, God is always giving me worship songs over my mind daily to remind me how to continue to heal me and grow spiritually. I could use prayer. I'll take all the prayers I can get. I feel as if every-time I pursue God more, I get attacked by the enemy in some-way.

    Thanks for this!! God's mercies are knew every-day.
    Claire
    @Margaret
    on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    Praying for you girl! Remember that God sees the big picture, and he has wonderful plans for your life.
    Margaret
    Thanks Himi34 and Claire
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 4:50 am
    Thanks Himi34 and Claire,For your support,I truly appreciated.I just wish I can loose weight ,because I've been trying but I don't have any motivation what so ever , I want to share that I feel free telling people I don't even know ,but what I do know is that we are all sisters in Christ .God bless and please keep me in prayers so God can give me the strength and motivation so I can loose weight and feel better.And is true that I shouldn't care what society thinks,but is hard when people judge you because of your weight and that's exactly what happens to me .I sometimes feel lonely and depress when they look at me a at a certain way .But I know God will help me.
    Christina
    Prayer
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 9:15 am
    I am praying for all of you girls!
    RK
    Cha-cha-cha
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 9:16 am
    I really felt that this is for me. Right now, I'm struggling with some areas.. Like daydreaming, being lazy, and not doing my homework. This is really hard because I'm starting to be frustrated of what is happening to me. I know what is right, and that I should do something. The problem is I do not know what to start. Please pray for me. This is really getting into my nerves!

    Thanks for the post. God bless us.
    Kat
    Cha-Cha-Cha!
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 9:20 am
    ive been following this blog for about a week or 2 and each post has been great!!! they come in at the perfect time! for the last few weeks ive been tempted to yell at my siblings. altho i'd love to say i didnt everytime, most of the time, i failed and fell into the temptation! plez pray for me! :)
    Kat
    @Margaret
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 9:21 am
    i'm praying for you! :) whatever youre stuggling w/ just remember God is in control!
    Judy
    Praying- temptation
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:58 am
    My temptation is wasting time on internet when I should be spending time with my children, or doing housework. Please pray for me, and I'll pray for your temptations.
    Kaylee S. Smith
    @ Kate and @Claire
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:44 am
    Kate and Marie,

    I can totally relate to you, girls. I just moved to a new town myself, and I feel very much attracted to this guy. I know that I should save my heart for my husband, but it's hard. And I think he likes my best friend...which I have to guard against jealousy. And I feel like I am spending all my time thinking about which guy in my youth group could be my husband or boyfriend...So, my situation is a mix of both of y'all's...but what really has helped me lately, is to remember that I am married to Christ. So, when I think about guys in an impure way, I am, in a sense, cheating on my future husband ad Christ. Feelings are not bad. God gave them to us. But when we are giving them away prematurely, that is where the problem is...I have started a journal that I am writing to my future husband. It is a daily reminder to stay faithful to him and to remember that purity is a protection for us. It will guard our emotional and physical health. I also have learned to keep in mind that out of all the guys I know now, none of them are probably going to be my husband one day (at this age, anyway). So, I have to keep in mind of not only protecting my heart but also protecting theirs by not flirting with them or focusing my total attention on them - we must have a passion to protect their purity. I hope this helps. <3 Just remember that God loves you. And that He is the only One who can satisfy every need and deepest unspoken desire within you. Him and Him only.

    ~ Kaylee S. Smith
    Kara
    @ Marie Sumo
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    I'll be praying for you. I'm struggling with the same thing right now; it's a daily, battle, but YOU WILL SUCCEED! It's hard, I know, but you're not alone. K?
    Miriam
    Pray
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    Its so comforting this post
    I ask if you please pray for my mum who i believe is suffering depression because of my dad its killing my mum alive i dont know what to do we sometimes are not on the best terms
    Miriam
    Re:@brooke
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    I know how itfeels to have a pet that has passed away
    But god will provide you with all the joy you ask for
    Margaret
    @Miriam
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    Don't worry ,I'll be praying for you and your mom . YOU ALL WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS ,WE ALL ARE SISTERS IN CHRIST .
    Margaret
    Kat and Christine
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    Thank you girls for supporting me and keeping me in your prayers , I truly feel better when I see that people are willing to pray for others without even knowing them.
    Blessings
    Miriam
    @margaret
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm
    Its just sometimes i see her like this way and i don't know what to do she keeps things away from me it pains me to see her like this and that my dad seems like he hardly cares about my mums feelings and only commands her do do things like clean up the whole house before he comes back from work or mostly every thing needs to be perfect.
    He expects her to be submissive to him but he does not show her any love
    Which i think is changing the way i see things about marriage it now terrifies me
    Tessa
    Learning :)
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    This is a great list, thank you for it!
    I always ask the Lord to help me, but recently I've been learning to share openly about my struggles. My youth pastor and his wife make themselves available to me whenever I need advice/prayer, and one of my good friends and I just started a prayer/accountability partnership. We called today, and encouraged each other and prayed together. So refreshing!
    So yes, I am learning! I'm going to have to remember the 3rd step: do something good and positive instead. Wonderful advice, thank you!
    Margaret
    @Miriam
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    I just want to share with you ,that I grew up in a violent home ,my mom suffered from domestic violence, even though my dad left I know that he will change , because he has a purpose ,I already forgave my dad I love him .And don't be terrified about marriage .Not all guys are the same .though my brother also witness violence ,he is not like my father because he became Christian and he ones said he didn't want to be like my dad. And he is not.I'll I can say is that prayer is really strong and that God will make a change in your father ,just keep praying and don't worry I'll be praying.
    girl4God
    Re:
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    First of all-thanx so much for the amazin post! Secondly-to all you sisters up ther ^ I'm praying for u as well!!!
    Thirdly-my temptation is...a guy! Well I should probably clarify that he is not the problem! He is a great Christian guy and he has been and is a huge encouragement to me! He is 3 yrs older than me...we'll call him "Grant"...and when he was in school I always viewed him as the older brother I never had! At that time I was in a non-official relationship with a different guy even though I was not allowed to date! It was all wrong and it ended terribly!!! I was finally gettin over that awful experience when people started tellin me that "Grant" was interested in me! Well I was totally set against guys and relationships by then! As my dad, who was verbally abusive, left me and my mom many years ago...and then that other bad experience!
    That was several years ago..."Grant" graduated and I am currently in my sophomore year of highschool! I have been denying these feelings for him. And we are still realy close friends! Actually I would say that we are best friends! We attend the same church and the same youth group!!! I have tried to ignore this attraction I feel for him...And am trying to concentrate on God instead!!! One bad relationship experience was more then enough for me and I don't want to give my heart away until I meet the "one"!
    Ok I'm sorry this has gotten so long! ANd I know I have gone quite off topic...but my temptation is to give my heart away and I also struggle with keeping my thoughts pure! Not like fantasizing sexual things...just imaging wat it would be like if we were a couple. And I know that this just takes me away from God! Please pray that I would be able to overcome my fear of a relationship...not that I'm ready for one now...but that one day I will be! That I could keep my thoughts pure!!! And that no matter what my focus will always be to glorify GOd!!! THanx so much!!! <3
    Kaylee S. Smith
    @ Miriam
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm
    You, dear, are in my prayers!! I am praying for you that forgiveness and hope and the power of GOD'S love will wash over y'all's hearts. I can relate to what you are going through. Yes, it's tough...very hurtful and painful, too...but God has a plan! He has a purpose for placing you in this family! He will work all things out to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). Take courage, friend, God still loves you even when it seems He isn't there and listening to you and your prayers. Always know that He IS there. His ear is tuned towards you. He will heal your heart when you place total control in His Hands. He loves you. Unconditionally.

    Know That He Has A Purpose For You,

    ~ Kaylee S. Smith
    Kaylee S. Smith
    @ girl4God
    on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm
    Hey there, girl!

    ...I feel like I say this a lot, but I can relate to what you are feeling! Like, TOTALLY. And the two things that helped me most where: Remembering the ultimate gift of oneness I will someday have with my husband because I saved myself for him and him only, and secondly, knowing that only God can fulfill my desires...knowing that even the most 'oneness' of a future marriage won't satisfy my every longing. Only Christ can. And only He can love us how we long to be loved.

    I will pray for you. God loves you. He. LOVES. You! Beyond ANY comprehension. He isn't far away. How else could he know the count of your hairs in your head, if He wasn't close?

    Love in Christ,

    ~ Kaylee S. Smith
    Kinda
    Temptation is high
    on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    So I have an addiction to sexting over the Internet. And now I have a boyfriend and I still do it. And these guys will ask if I'm single and ill say no and I'm just a huge tease or whatever and it makes me feel really horrible. Because I don't know why I do this. I want this to end. Will you all pray for me? I need help!

    P.S. my boyfriend is nice. He is a good Christian guy. I don't want to hurt him. :(
    Margaret
    @Kinda
    on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    Don't worry I'll be praying for you.May The Lord strengthen your will and guide you in the right path.
    Sea
    I need Prayer!!!!!!!!!!!!
    on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    Hi I' m new to this, I hope it helps me to open my heart to you guys because I am tired of feeling this way. I am barely 22 yrs old and I am 100lbs overweight and as result i don't like the way i look. I often get confused as an lady. I don't look my age, i look more like a 40 year old women. I look like if I am a mom already. When I go to public places the people always call me Mrs. thinking I am a mom. I hate the way i look. PLEASE pray for me, my self esteem is very low. and the worst part is that I am christian and i feel this way. I am tired, very tired, please pray for me for a miracle, so God can help me have self motivation. PLEASE PRAY
    Rebecca
    Add this
    on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    I think this post is very good in reminding us that we have a choice in how we respond to the temptation.

    One thing I would love to add to this is that when we are faced with temptation, we need to not just distract ourselves with the next positive thing...we need to use God's Word to fight the temptation. Psalm 119:11 says "I have hidden your Word in my heart that I may not sin against you." When we declare God's Word it is like a bird spreading it's wings to fly!!
    Sarah, with the LYWB team
    @Marie Sumo, Kate and Kat...
    on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:41 pm
    Just a post to let you each know that I have prayed for your specific requests tonight. I pray God will speak peace to each of your hearts as you look to Him to fulfill the longings of your hearts and give you strength through the power of the Spirit for the self-control needed. He is a great and gracious God who longs to come to your aid. Blessings to each of you.
    Sarah, with the LYWB team
    @Margaret...
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:10 am
    I've prayed for you tonight. We are so glad you came onto the blog. Welcome! I pray God will give you the help you so desire and that He will give you motivation beyond yourself to help you in school and with your weight. May His peace and grace be yours (2 Pet. 1:2)
    Margaret
    Thank You @Sarah
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:29 am
    Thank you so much for your prayer ,it truly means a lot to me ;to know that people I have not even met are willing to pray .May God abundantly bless your life Sarah
    Sarah, with the LYWB team
    @C.Jazzy101...
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9:25 am
    I pray those worship songs will wash over your heart and mind and give you rest in your Savior. He will bring the healing as you trust in Him. I have prayed for you this morning, C.Jazzy101. I pray God will continue to put a song over you this day~ a song of hope and victory causing the enemy to flee. A worship song in your heart and mind will do just that! "I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love because You have seen my affliction and have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place." (Psalm 31:7-8)
    Sarah, with the LYWB team
    @anonymous...
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9:44 am
    I am praying for you NOW that God will give you the concentration to overcome the temptation to daydream, etc. Do the cha-cha-cha step by step for a few days and see if that pattern of thinking might begin to stick! Do the positive thing for sure! And put your mind on things above! Go immediately to prayer when you first realize your mind is wandering-- "Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." (Colossians 3:2) Praying for you!
    Sarah, with the LYWB team
    @Judy...
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9:51 am
    I'm praying for you to overcome! Don't let the enemy have these moments! "Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered...and flee before Him." (Psalm 68:1) PRAYING this for you!
    Lorree, with the LYWB team
    @ Claire
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Iím glad you recognize the importance of taking your thoughts captive in regards to this guy, Claire. While our feelings canít be stopped they can be controlled. When you find your thoughts dwelling on this guy or feeling jealous of your friend, I encourage you to pray and turn to Godís Word as a means of taking your thoughts captive and controlling them. I encourage you to memorize Philippians 4:4-8 and say it to yourself when you are struggling. Praying puts your focus on God and not your feelings. So it is also a great way to fight in this battle. You might also share with a friend so they can support you as you walk through this trial. Iím praying for you right now, Claire!
    Lorree, with the LYWB team
    @ RK
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    I wanted to let you know that Iíve prayed for you today and asked the Lord to give you wisdom, determination and perseverance as you battle with time management. Have you shared your struggle with another person, RK? Sharing with an older godly woman and having their input, encouragement and accountability is a good step in the right direction. Hang in there, RK, and keep doing the next right thing.
    Lorree, with the LYWB team
    @ Sea
    on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Welcome to our group, Sea! Iíve prayed for you today and have asked the Lord to comfort you with His Words and to give you the strength and desire to replace the lies of the enemy with truth from Godís Word. If you havenít read our book Lies Young Women Believe, I encourage you to pick up a copy and begin to learn how God truly feels about you. You are beautiful in His eyes and He will strengthen you and guide you to a healthy way of losing weight. I encourage you to find an older godly woman to share this with so she can pray for you, encourage you and hold you accountable to fighting this battle of weight in a healthy way. Who will you talk to today, Sea?
    KatieGirl
    Re:
    on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    This post is just what I needed! I have been struggling with a eating disorder and I know that it isn't what God wants for me, I've been working on overcoming it, and this verse really spoke to me, I know God is fighting with me and will use this for good..He won't let me be tempted beyond my ability...just wow...He gives me the promise that this struggle wont last, It can be overcome! please pray for me to not give into this temptation I'm having. thanks!
    Carrie, with the LYWB team
    @Kinda
    on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    Youíre not alone; others have struggled in similar ways and are now walking in freedom. There is help and hope for you, Kinda. You donít have to remain in bondage. Jesus is in the business of redeeming! He brings wholeness and healing to the broken areas of our life if we will get honest with Him. He already knows every detail of your sin, friend, and He loves you still.
    Because of Godís love for you, you can face the hard choices that will lead to freedom. As Erin says in her post (http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/index.php?id=734), ďSexting isn't harmless fun. It is a felony offense. Legally, it is creating child pornography. Forwarding it is legally seen as trafficking in child pornography. The young people who are prosecuted for sexting will never escape the label they received as a result of their conviction. When they get married, they will never be able to go to school with their child, go to a soccer game, or invite other families over for dinner because they are sex offenders. For the rest of their life there will be consequences. All from sexting.Ē
    Take time to read Alyís story, Kinda. Sheís walked in your shoes. But sheís walking in freedom today ( http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/index.php?id=732). You can too. Will you take the first step today? Will you share honestly with your youth pastorís wife or another trusted godly woman? Oh, precious friend, I am praying you will choose the right path today.
    Carrie, with the LYWB team
    @girl4God
    on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    Sounds like youíre on the right path, friend. Youíre seeking to apply the truths youíve learned through the difficult circumstances in the past to the choices and challenges you face today. Youíre growing in your faith and learning to trust Jesus in the details of life. Thatís a great place to be!

    Keep taking the steps Paula has suggested and if you get a chance, I think youíll be encouraged by this post (http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/index.php?id=1827) Ė When You Canít Stop Thinking of Someone and hereís one more idea for you to consider - taken from Lies Young Women Believe (pg. 88).

    ďI was completely boy crazy in tenth grade. My parents were worried. I
    wasnít dating guys, per se. But I felt this unquenchable desire to have a
    boyfriend. My mom helped me plan something really cool. For one year
    of my lifeómy junior yearóI was going to concentrate completely on my
    relationship with God. In addition to my daily devos, I spent one weekend
    evening a week just ďwithĒ Him. My heart was just focused on Him. After
    about two months, I was like, ďGuys? What guys?Ē It was one of the best
    years of my high school career.Ē

    Iím praying today that your life will be marked by a passionate, crazy love for Jesus. That your trust in Him will continue to grow and that your thoughts will increasingly be focused on Him and how He wants you to encourage, serve, come alongside those He brings across your path.
    Carrie, with the LYWB team
    @Miriam
    on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    Iím praying for you and your Mum today, Miriam. Could you talk to your youth pastor or his wife about whatís going on? Finding a trusted, godly individual who will pray with you is vital, friend.

    ďThe LORD your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and he will refresh your life with his love ( Zeph. 3:17).Ē
    Mattea
    Re:
    on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm
    Could you guys pray that I will not be tempted to concentrate so much on vanity? Thanks, great post LYWB!!
    Sarah, with the LYWB team
    @Mattea...
    on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    Just now took the opportunity to pray for you Mattea. Blessings to you!
    Mattea
    @ Sea
    on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    Hello Sea,
    I will be praying for your encouragement. You are beautiful because you are made in the image of God. "Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Marvelous are thy works so that my soul knoweth right well." Psalms 139:14
    "We do not live by bread alone but by every word that precedeth out of the mouth of God" Matthew 4:4
    When I was younger, I was about 20-25 lbs. heavier. I just started excersing and trying to eat healthier and I am down to a normal weight now. Two great sights you could look up is biggestloser.com and weight watchers.com to help you with your weight loss journey. Make sure to pray during your weight loss journey too. You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength!!! I will be praying for you. :)xoxo
    Rachel t
    Re:
    on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    Mine is defdinatley procrasination! Thanks so much for this! Can u please please write a blog about procrasination??? Their are barely any christian based articles on it!
    Lorree, with the LYWB team
    @ Rachel t
    on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Thanks for your suggestion for a blog topic. We will make sure to take that into consideration as we plan future blogs.

    Lindsey Wagstaffe has actually done a couple of blogs for us on this topic. She says, ďThereís enough time in 24 hours to get everything that God wants us to accomplish done. Weíre just not using it on the right things.Ē You can read more of what she says on these blogs:

    The Sin of Wasted Time:
    http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/index.php?id=495

    No Such Thing as Procrastination:
    http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/index.php?id=496

    Iím praying you find these helpful, Rachel.
    Rachel t
    Re:
    on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    Thanks you so much! I really appreciate these articles! I cant wait for the new blogs that may come on this topic in the future :)
    Christina
    Blessing
    on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    This post was such a blessing to me and such an easy practice to put in place to fight temptation!!! I thank God for you great insight!
    Anonymous
    @Judy
    on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:43 am
    Hey Judy,
    You and I have the same problem with internet. God was really good and gave my family the conviction to restrict my internet access. Our wireless router isn't very new or expense but it can restrict internet access. All that has to be done is: an administrator sets up an administrative account on the router and a guest account. You have the guest account and your internet is restricted to so many hours. I have internet from 9 am to 12 pm Mondays thru Saturdays. It is more than enough time for me to do everything and study college as well. Praise the Lord! I really hope this helps you.
    And Sarah from the LYWB team, thank you so much for praying for me, I appreciate it. May God bless you all.
    Adict
    IM ADDICTED
    on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    So there are two huge tempations that are making my life head straight downhill. The first is procrastination. I'm homeschooled and have falled so far behind in school that I have to finish spelling,grammar, and history before june and math, science, and reading before July.
    I feel terrably lazy and worthless for not doing my work and am going to be doing school in June for the first time in my life.

    My second addiction, witch is worse is sexual desire.

    I started to sexually 'please' myself when I was thirteen and have promised God I would stop several times but I still give in everyvonce in a while.

    I nelieve if I can quit one addiction I can quit the other.

    But I NEED YOUR HELP on how to tackle them. Please, I dont want to be lazy and impure anylonger!!
    Anonymous
    @Adict
    on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:06 am
    3 most important words: Pray, Bible, Church.
    I know what you mean about procrastinating. Maybe you should tell your parents and ask their help. Sometimes we need others to help us overcome.
    I also know what you mean about "pleasing" yourself. Paula also struggled with that herself and had to stop reading Christian romance novels. Maybe there is a trigger that makes you impure. For me it was secular music and following God at a distance. One thing that is important for every Christian is sanctification. http://www.thinking7.org/sanctification-gods-behavioral-change-program/
    This an ongoing process but I would encourage you to get start.
    Sarah, with the LYWB team
    @Adict...
    on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    I'm so glad you have a deep desire to live right and pure. I agree with Anonymous above. Make sure you are praying, involved in the fellowship of a church where you receive instruction, accountability, and worship with others, and get into the Word of God on a daily basis.

    Talk with your youth pastor and ask for a plan to stay in the Word of God each day. Begin each day, before you even get out from under the covers, asking God to help you do what you need to do to stay on task for that day. Confess any sin of the day--impurity or procrastination-- as you lay down at night. Do what Anonymous said above, and identity any triggers that sidetrack you from doing your school work or cause you to head down a track of impurity. Do what it takes to stay away from it. Ask your mom to work with you to keep you accountable.

    Consider getting the book "Lies Young Women Believe" at your public library and prayerfully read through it asking God to teach you and deepen your heart through the teaching. Be intentional, Adict, about seeking God and His help. "Those who seek Me will find Me when they search for Me with all their hearts." (Jer. 29:13)

    I am praying for you tonight. Bless you.
    Daniel
    Thanks!
    on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:49 am
    Thank you so much for this 3 steps text!
    It helped me allot (saved me would be the best word) in the last hours - I was truglling with temptation on the web and searched for "escape temptation" and after many pages...yours is simple, easy to read, to understand and extremly PRATICAL! which is great! I've just translated (resume) into my home language and email it to a friend!

    It's just great when you can stay out of sin, your hole life gets...LIFE!

    Thanks a million and God Bless you all.
    maria
    i do but then i dont..
    on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    The temptations i've been dealing with my life right now has to be the temptation to not do anything with your boyfriend. I've been dating my boyfriend for about a fews months now and I can truthfully say we are in love...( it was more the whole love at first sight type of thing). We've both committed sins that we are more not proud of. So we made a commitment that we are not commiting anymore sins until i have a ring on my left finger. So far we've been able stick with our commitment, but at times its tough to just stay away and say no. Little by little with the help of God we been able to remain strong and sin free.
    Lorree, with the LYWB team
    @ Maria
    on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    Iím so proud of you and your boyfriend and the decisions that you made to remain pure until marriage. I know itís hard, but with Godís grace, you guys can do it! Iíve prayed for you and your commitment to purity this afternoon. I encourage you and your boyfriend to share about your decision with an older godly couple and ask them to hold you accountable and to let you know if they see anything that would make them question your commitment to purity. Having another couple hold you accountable will go a long ways towards keeping your commitment to purity. Will you do that?

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