It has been said that opportunity knocks only once while temptation leans on the door bell! Our nature is to sin; to give into our own desires while ignoring any potential consequences that are waiting just around the corner. This fact is precisely why we need to stay alert and we need to stay close to God. After all, Satan doesn’t come to destroy us dressed in his red suit and carrying his pitchfork. He comes disguised as everything our flesh has ever desired and weasels his way into our thoughts!
So, when temptation comes and leans on the doorbell of your imagination, don’t answer and don’t even peek through the window to see who is there. You already know who is there and you already know that the deed you are considering is WRONG! Instead, call on your Lord and ask Him to show you the way out of your temptation. Ask Him to light the path back to His side. He always provides an escape, we just have to choose the way out. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. And when you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13