I choose…

I may be tempted to gossip.
I may be tempted to shade the truth.
I may be tempted to be annoyed.
I may be tempted to argue.
I may be tempted to think I am always right.
I may be tempted to give the cold shoulder.
I may be tempted to complain.
I may be tempted to sulk.
I may be tempted to whine.
I may be tempted to be angry.
I may be tempted to be fearful.
I may be tempted to grumble.
I may be tempted to ignore.
I may be tempted to feed my sorrows.
I may be tempted to promote myself.
I may be tempted to feel badly about myself.
I may be tempted to worry.
I may be tempted…. But temptation has no power over me that I don’t give it. Temptation is only a suggestion, a strong, powerful suggestion, yes, but because of the cross, I can say no.

No, I will not gossip.
No, I will not shade the truth.
No, I will not be annoyed.
No, I will not argue.
No, I will not think I am always right.
No, I will not give the cold shoulder.
No, I will not complain.
No, I will not sulk.
No, I will not whine.
No, I will not stay angry.
No, I will not be fearful.
No, I will not grumble.
No, I will not ignore.
No, I will not feed my sorrows.
No, I will not promote myself.
No, I will not feel badly about myself.
No, I will not worry.

Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:11

Blessings,
Diane

Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.

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