The Struggle is REAL
"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." Galatians 5:25 (NIV)
Up until about my sophomore year of high school, I'd never felt like I had temptations- especially not of things like partying and wild living. As I looked around and saw some of my Christian friends struggling with the convictions of alcohol, sex, and/or drugs, I never had any of those types of temptations. So, you can imagine my surprise as I now, in my senior year of high school, am being strongly tempted and lured in by those things. It would be easy for me to just give in once or twice, because it's not affecting anyone but me, right? Wrong! For the Holy Spirit to flow smoothly through our lives, we must allow the Spirit to guide us in every area of our lives- even those areas in which we are tempted. The devil wants us to give in and damage our witness as well, because he knows sin leads to our destruction. However, drawing strength from the Holy Spirit to empower us gives us victory over all these things and in every part of our lives, if we so choose to accept this gift. Pray today and ask God to give you the strength to be full of the Spirit in every area of your life and at all times.