You Can be an Overcomer
life’s problems. In Christ’s strength, you can do it. When Satan sends a tempting thought, do not be- gin to think about it. Do not let your mind linger on it. Instead, immediately ask Jesus to take the thought away. He will do it right then! If—if—you genuinely want that thought removed. But if, deep down, you love it—than Satan will catch you again. Determine that you want nothing more to do with the evil thing! Then, in Christ’s strength, you have the victory. If necessary, do this over and over. This makes you Christ’s fortress, which Satan cannot easily enter. You are making a habit of good, clean living. You are making a habit of staying with God and choosing Him in every situation in life. As a result, it is chang- ing you. You are becoming a godly person. But only as long as you stay with Jesus as His trusting, obe- dient little child.
Beware of situations where you are likely to make a quick, impulsive decision! When in doubt, do not make a fast decision. Be careful what you do and say when around others. Quick words can lead to great problems. It is not easy to take back a word you have spoken.
Live to serve God and bless others! The more you do this, you will find that you do not have time to get in trouble and sin. You are too busy talking to God, praising Him, and helping others.
There are two extremes you must avoid: On one hand, it is extremely dangerous to say, “I am with- out sin”; for then you start trying, in your own strength, to avoid sin. You begin thinking you are the great person.