Temptation can be defined as "the opportunity to do what is right". Often times, when we are tempted, we feel that we have failed already. We feel as if we are already a bad person to have allowed ourselves to be tempted. Temptation is not a "sin" and is not a mistake (although we often put ourselves into situations that allow us to be more easily tempted). Temptation is like a yellow light when we are approaching an intersection. We can either push on the accelerator and run the inevitable red light and risk being t-boned. Or, we can tap the brakes and slow down and wait a few minutes for the next green light. The choice is up to us. No one is making us run the red light. And the more times that we tap the brakes, the easier it is to tap them the next time. However, the more times that we hit the accelerator, the harder it is to make the alternative decision in the future. When tempted, we need to tapthe brakes instead of hitting the accelerator.
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.