Every day we all face at least one moment in which we are tempted to do something we know we shouldn’t. If you are reading this right now, chances are you clicked a link even though it said you should not look. Your curiosity got the best of you and you want to see what it is that you were warned not to view. Fighting temptation…it’s the topic for Thoughtful Thursday. Whether it be spending money, skipping work/school, making dating mistakes or eating something unhealthy, we all face temptation. What is it that makes us go against our better judgement sometimes and why is it easier for some to fight temptation that others? A splurge here and there doesn’t hurt, it’s okay to enjoy life and reward ourselves sometimes. But when does it get out of hand?
There is a thin line to cross between rewarding and overindulgence. You spent an extra $20 today, tomorrow $100? You lied to get a day off work, next time a week? You broke your diabetic diet with a few M&M’s, tomorrow chocolate cake? You called the bad boy/girl just for kicks, tomorrow a date? If we cannot handle those small temptations, what will become of us when we face bigger temptations? Moral, life altering, consequential temptations? Think about it.