Some might say, “It’s not my fault. Work/school/people/finances were bad. I can’t help myself when life gets this bad. We have 3 options when life gets bad and we get tempted. #1 Turn instantly from drinking/drug thoughts, dig into scripture, pray fervently, read key articles, start doing other things, and continue to strive to fulfill our purpose or work on finding our purpose. #2 Consider our options, fight back with prayer, visit this site, and get busy doing other things. #3 Give in.
Note: #1 works often, #2 works once in a while. #3 is bad.
Second, never say, “This is what I do. This is who I am. I can’t change. Consider praying:
“Father, teach me who I am when I fight to do things Your way.”
Third, plan on how to “Be Ready” for temptation “Every day.” When you are planning how to defeat satan before he even gets started tempting you… you are starting down a good road.