Temptation

Yeah, it happens to all of us in many different forms, but this is a post for you married people out there.

This is a sly trick of the enemy.

It could start with a wayward glance, an accidental touch in passing….

add those to the big fight you had last night with your spouse and you might find yourself thinking thoughts you shouldn’t think…

dreaming about a life, that isn’t yours.

This can happen to anyone, but the most frequent visitors: those that aren’t “happy” in their marriage OR (TAKE NOTE) “HAPPY” with themselves.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking: “But, I DESERVE to be happy!”

Yeah, find that in the Bible for me…

You don’t really want what you “DESERVE”…I promise you.

Maybe you’re bored in your relationship…

because you have placed unrealistic expectations on your spouse…

because he isn’t sweeping you off your feet on a daily basis anymore…

because she isn’t hanging on to every word you speak anymore…

and there you find yourself…

in temptation.

Controlling your thoughts are hard, but that’s what we must do to combat this!

So, here’s what I want you to do:

When you find yourself wondering in your mind, think back to the moment you knew you fell in love.

Think back to something sweet your spouse has done for you.

Get your mind off of what they haven’t done and get it on what they have done.

Picture them pulling up in your driveway, picking you up for a date.

Remember those butterflies?

Picture your first kiss.

There were butterflies there too.

Start reminiscing about your spouse.

Speak positively about your spouse.

Do NOT talk bad about your spouse…to ANYONE!

NOT EVEN YOUR MOMMA! (yeah, I just said that)

And please, please, pray for your spouse.

Even if it’s a simple prayer…pray for them.

Catch that thought at the beginning and let that temptation go…

like water off a duck’s back.

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable and right, and pure,  and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise”.  Philippians 4:8

Fix your thoughts.

Your marriage is worth it.

 

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