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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why Does Temptation Look So Good?


A very good friend of mine left her husband of 27 years a few weeks ago.... To everyone that knows them - they appeared to have the perfect marriage... They held hands when they walked... They look into each others eyes when talking.... They laughed at each others sense of humor... They kissed in public - I know! I on more that one occasion jokingly told them to get a room... To be honest, I was jealous of what they showed to the world.... I would love it if Dusty (my husband) acted like he loved me in public.... he of course loves me - don't get me wrong..... but he's just a guy that isn't affectionate and I am a woman that craves it... enough said about that ....

So when my friend told me she left her husband - I of course asked why.... Her answer was one word and one word only.... Temptation.... Everyone and everything else looked better than what she had and she wanted more.. She had become friendly with a co-worker a couple of years ago - and then she found herself craving his attention - the friendship lead to after work coffee - then it led to dinner... and then so on... She told me she didn't wake up one morning and decide to leave her husband... it was a gradual thing.... and before she knew it - she pushed her love for her husband out and made room for someone else...

When I think of temptation - I think of things that are not good for me - such as....

A hot fudge sundae.... Fried cheese.... seeing an old boyfriend on the sly.... buying something that I have no business buying.... I think you get my drift... The list sounds good - I love fudge... and I would really love to have a new BMW... and the old boyfriend - let's just say - not a good thing...

Temptation is not sin but comes as a result of our sinful nature... My entire youth - I was always attracted to the "bad" things... I just was and as an adult - it something that I fight... and sometimes fail.... I am thankful I have a Father that knows me..... that forgives me.... and loves me anyway... I understand why my friend did what she did... Believe me - I've been married 21 years and I can honestly say - that the temptation has been there.... I have not acted on the temptation - at least not to the extent that I felt was wrong... and I am sure my friend did not start out wrong either.... Temptation can sneak in and take over if you are not forever watchful.

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted..

6 comments:

Andrea said...

WOW. Powerful post!

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Oh Sew Good said...

There but for the Grace of God go I is the first thing that comes to mind. I have a lot more I could say but my first sentence keeps me from saying anything more. :)

Julie said...

Oh, temptation never ends well. I wish her luck!

RCUBEs said...

Our enemies make it look so good! So it would be hard to resist. But thanks be to God, He always gives a way out...that is...if we are willing to follow. Blessings to you and have a great weekend.

Oh Sew Good said...

RYC: I can only hope you are as blessed as I am when I read your posts too. I have a feeling we're somewhat of a kindred spirit and would probably be really good friends in person. :)

Deborah Ann said...

I just heard a TV preacher talk on temptation. He said "Come on men and ladies! Don't be talking to other men or women about your marriage. That only leads to temptation."

Although I don't have the temptation of wanting other men, I am tempted by desserts. I guess we all have our downfalls, heh?

I was tempted by other men in the past, but I promised God that if He saved my husband, I would love him with all my heart, and together we would serve God.

God kept his end of the bargain, and I'm keeping mine.

Everyday I thank God for the awesome husband he gave me. A man who loves me, and treats me like royalty. He works hard to provide for his family, and he is a teddy bear in the bedroom, if you get my drift, hehe.

And to all that I say...THANK YOU GOD!

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