Some people think GOD is actually the one tempting them…
James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
So, due to their ignorance of their strength in Christ or unwillingness to resist the lust and tricks of the devil, they eventually fall into the temptation… And start to defend themselves saying they couldn’t control themselves, that it was too much for them.
Here’s, what GOD says to them
1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: 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.
So, the faithfulness of GOD establishes a way of escape.
Your self sufficiency and ignorance stops us from embracing the way of escape provided.
You see, the beauty of temptations is when you’re able to actualize the Victory of JESUS and shame the insincerity of lusts.
James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
You see this,
So stop thinking that temptation is stronger than you are or that problem is more Authentic than your faith.
And begin to lay hold of your faith thereby Manifesting the Victory of Christ.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
So what’s the temptation’s mission
To assist you in proclaiming the Victory of CHRIST
Give GOD all the glory.