but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;
but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
1 Corinthians 10:13
Temptation. It dangles before saint and sinner. Glittery. Alluring. TEMPTING. But Scripture says that God presents a way of escape when we are tempted. Now, I've heard people say that God PREVENTS us from being tempted by things we can't say no to. If that were so, we'd have very little to call temptation. In truth, we are surrounded by billboards, the in-our-face signs that advertise things appealing to our carnal appetites. The enemy is always attempting to trip us; therefore, he never stops putting before us those things he thinks will cause us to veer off the path of right. Maybe it's not drugs or adultery; it may be gossip and judgement.
Tip/Tidbit: Plan for temptation. Line up an accountability partner and put their phone number on speed dial. Memorize a Bible verse to quote the minute a thought tries to lure you off track. Plan for clean entertainment to enjoy to avoid the wrong kind of relaxation. The way of escape is often preparing to detour around the roadblocks you know are ahead.