Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and traps lie in the paths of evil people. But those who guard themselves stay far away from them.
A large part of the process of change is the commitment to keep changing. Nothing stays the same, except God. We live in a changing world and as we grow spiritually we have to continually adjust our character, with God’s help according to our spiritual maturity.
Along the way we will all face temptations. To overcome them we need to learn to stay close to God and to guard the changes He has made in our habits and attitudes.
I can honestly say since I entered recovery I have been offered more alcohol and drugs than I ever was when I was using. Thankfully with God’s help, I have always been able to say no.
Do you have a plan for avoiding the thorns and traps when they present?
Prayer: Lord help me to learn to arm myself against temptation when it comes.