“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41. I’ve never given this verse any thought until the fourth day of my 7 Day fast, today.
I chose this scripture because I’m realizing that the more you’re blessed with — a higher position, a big house and etc. — the more discipline it takes to maintain it. Now, here comes the real challenge. I have to ask myself, am I spiritually ready for what God has in store? God can’t bless you with the things you desire if you aren’t ready to put in the commitment. This means you cave every time your flesh becomes weak.
When life gets stressful, will you be tempted to speak negative, or speak words of faith? Will you throw in the towel or rely on His power?
Today, I was overwhelmed with temptation and negative thoughts. It was temptation to do everything that I felt like doing. And feelings stem from the flesh. I would like to get to the point where feelings have no bearing on the way I handle a given situation.
To me, when the flesh becomes weak, the harder it is to pray. But I won’t let that be an excuse.
I will just call on his name!
Thank you God that I will not be tempted beyond what I can handle, and that you will never forsake me in my time of need.
Notes: Today wasn’t as productive. However, I completed my writing goals and prayed.