Don’t ask or make God make you stop doing wrong. Stop asking Him to take away the temptation. The bible teaches us to set aside, lay down and rid ourselves of our sins (Hebrews 12:1, 1 Peter 2:1, Colossians 3:8)

1. God doesn’t want to MAKE you stop. He wants you to love Him enough to choose Him over the enemy…over evil…ever your flesh. What spouse wants to have to MAKE their loved one stop being interested or involved with someone else? You would want them to choose you over the other person. If you have to make them stop, or the temptation is removed, what love or what choice is there in that? God wants us to see the temptation, but love Him enough to choose Him.

2. You don’t want God to MAKE you stop because you don’t know how He will do it. Sickness in you could MAKE you stop. A significant trial could make that temptation the last thing on your mind, or if it’s something really shameful, what if God let it be revealed. Wow! That would make you stop. That’s why we should be careful before we jump on the bandwagon when someone’s shameful sins are revealed to the public. Instead of disparaging the person, thank God that He allowed the shameful things you’ve done to remain secret. Don’t ASK or WAIT for God to make you stop. We must love Him enough to stop ourselves.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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