Waiting for the day you will outgrow temptations?
How about never?
Though only one scenario/chapter was dedicated to showing us how Jesus was tempted and how he overcame. We were told that Satan left him temporarily for another opportunity in Luke 4:13. This tells us that Jesus was tempted again and again and again though they were not mentioned in the Bible.
The devil comes to tempt you after he sees an opportunity, He saw that Jesus had fasted 40 days and that was a perfect opportunity to tempt him. There are also going to be times when you are not at your best and might be weak physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially and those are times when you want to be more alert and fully covered with God’s armor.
Temptations are literally lying at your doorsteps and will creep in at any slight crack or opening in the door. The enemy is so jobless yet very hardworking at monitoring your life and he’s always searching for his next victim. He is studying you, your actions, your thoughts, and your desires.
The Bible says in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be alert and watchful. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
The Bible also says in James 1:14, “Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.”
So the devil takes his time to study you and tempts you with that which you desire most.
Many times your desires are not even bad desires but he finds a way to get you to satisfy that desire in a sinful way.
So, be on your guard, put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stay against the schemes, strategies, and tricks of the devil (Ephesians 6:11), be prayerful and stay alert.
NOTE: Presence of temptations does not negate your freedom and deliverance. Temptations will always come. However, that doesn’t mean you are still in bondage, it just shows that the devil is working and so should you.
You are Eternally Loved