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Resist It

If it doesn't do you no good,
you gotta know when to walk away. 
You can do it.

Resist the things that are no good for you.

But usually you can't do it alone though.

You need God first. Then you need people to help you become stronger. None of us can do life by ourselves. We need helpful caring people. When people say they don't need anybody I think it's an issue of pride and/or arrogance. If we are to resist the things that mean us no good, we also need strong people who can help guide us to the good things. Those people will help us if we allow them too. No man is an island who can be all and do all without someone else to help and support him. Trying to do everything on our own is not only impossible but it's not how God made us. He made man to have companionship.

For a number of years I went through life sad over certain things that happened and certain things that didn't happen. I think I was definitely operating in pride because in my mind it was all about me -- little ole pitiful me. My problem was I wasn't willing to step out of my comfort zone and do something different -- something bold -- take more chances. While it's still something that doesn't come naturally, I asked the Lord to help me in this area and He is guiding my steps. 

I'm getting better.

My point is that temptation is all around us and we need to stay away from those things that bring negativity to our lives. We have to get out of our own way and seek God. Then we have to ask for help from caring and strong people. Then we will be able to do something different than we've done before. This all plays into resisting the things that hold us back. Resistance involves strength.

I believe this is an approach that will help us resist and walk away from nonsensical temptation. It is possible, because “what is impossible with man is possible with God" (Luke 18:27).

That's all I'm saying.
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