12.5.09

temptation/peer-pressure

Temptation is everywhere. Food, people...heaps of stuff.
You may be temped to do different things, things that may seem worse than others. Maybe a friend wants to let her/him copy off your test, or maybe it's the other way around. Maybe you can hear this little voice in your head, saying 'What good are you doing here? Your no good!' Or, 'Give up. It's not worth it.' Or 'Come on, come to the movies. Your parents will never know.'
It's like in the Adam and Eve story, when the Devil tricks them into eating off the tree that God told they could NOT eat off, or they'd die, or whatever. They should have listened to God. But they didn't -- they gave into Satan, who had kept saying that if would be okay.
Satan also tempted Jesus, when he was in the desert, remember? But Jesus did not give into temptation, even though it would've been easier for him.
The same is true with us. It might be easier just to follow the crowd, to do what everyone else is doing. But, come on. We need to not give into temptation. Being like and doing the same as everyone else isn't what's important. Doing what we need do to for God is important. Remember that part of the Lord's prayer --
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Also, here is a quote I have a copy of:
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, rather than a second-rate version of somebody else.
U Rok, Girlz 4 God!

19 comments:

  1. TTTT (Totally totally totally true)

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  2. Temptation IS everywhere. Thanks for your post -- KUTAW!!

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  3. Hey, thx :) I love reading your comments :)
    And girlz, I'm going to do an encouraging post tomorrow, I feel like being encouraged ;)

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  4. Same 'ere =D
    can't wait for tomorrow, i'll be waiting!

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  5. Indeed.

    Giving in to temptation is NEVER worth it.

    Short-term pleasure is not a good trade for long-term pain.

    Stay strong!

    Keep pressing on!

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  6. Hey, Emily do u have a RV? Cuz i do!!!! And if any of you guys have rv's please write back on the next post. Love, Angel

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  7. Great post, emily! Keep up the amazing work!
    -Chelsea

    P.S. Angel, do you mean like a motor home or a trailer when you say RV or is it something totally different?

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  8. Chelsea,

    My dad tows it with his truck. It is called a fifth wheel. So really yeah it is a motor home. Love, Angel

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  9. Hey, you guys thanx Chelsea for answsering my rv question. BTW, do any of you girls on this blog have a webkinz account if so write back in the next post your username so i could put you on my friends list if you want. But if you don't want to give out your username I'll give you mine so you can invite me to be your friend on webkinz. My username is lindengirl. Love, Angel

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  10. Cool! I have a Webkinz account too. My username is chea947 just so you know. I'll be sure to add you as my friend. Oh, btw, I don't have an RV, but my Grandparents have a motor home. Do you ever go camping in your RV? Just wondering.

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  11. hey guys if any of you want to "friend" me on my user name is Meredithhannah
    GR8 post and u r totally right

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  12. Thxxx for the comments! :)

    Angel -- we don't have an RV/motorhome, but once my family and I went on a holiday through Tasmania in one. If you'd like any clues to what the trip was like -- EXACTLY the same as RV. Really! The toilet trip, the really slow truck-thing in front of us, an annoying family...Haha, Lol!

    xox emily

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  13. Hey Meredith and Angel,
    Can either of you get a blog? It would be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome if you guys could get one.

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  14. Hey, Chelsea yeah i can get a blog but It's a work in progress so It's not up and running yet. I'll write you on this blog when It's up and running. BTW, I'm definetly going to add you to my friends list. BTW, Emily thats so cool you guys going to Tasmania. And Chelsea yes we go on RV trips. BTW wait do I say that alot, anyway you seem really cool and nice Chelsea and Emily!!!!!!!!! Love, Angel

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  15. Hey Angel,
    I can't wait for your blog to be up-and-running! U ROK!

    xox emily

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  16. That's really cool, Angel! Like emily said, I can't wait until you get your blog up and running. I bet that it will be totally awesome! Btw, Angel, have you seen my blog? I don't know if I told you about it, but if I haven't it's at www.clubchea.blogspot.com. Have an awesome day!
    -Chelsea

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