Temptation: A Strategy to Overcome

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“Yes-And” Method for Handling Temptation

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The “Yes-And” Method for Inner Conflict & Temptation

“Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.” —Matthew 5:25


“Yes-And” Method

  • This method is for winning by not fighting.

Respond about the Past Or Confess

  • Yes, I did that evil act then, and now God is drawing me to do the good instead.
  • Yes, I did that wrong thing then, and isn’t it wonderful that now I can do the opposite!
  • Yes, I was acting like a […], but isn’t it great that I am not a […] so I can act the opposite in the future!

Claim the Present Or Choose Better Now

  • Yes, I desire to do that evil, and fortunately, God is drawing me to choose otherwise.
  • Yes, I am strongly inclined to commit that error, and I am being given the grace I need from God to do the opposite.
  • Yes, the temptation is great to do that, and God is good to me in that he will hide me from great temptation until it passes.

Choose Your Future

  • Yes, my flesh does want that evil, and isn’t it great that God’s angels are leading in the opposite direction!
  • Yes, I am inclined to think and act that way, and it is also true that I am free to think, feel, and act against those self-defeating ways.
  • Yes, I often want what is wrong for me, but I will resist choosing or doing wrong by refocusing on something positive.

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Resist After Confessing

Confessing Doesn’t Mean Agreeing Again

  • If I resist before I confess, then I will be lost in an endless fight that I can only lose.
  • Yet, if I resist after I confess, then I can act the opposite and win.

Overcome Temptation by First Accepting Temptation

  • If I try to overcome temptation by disagreeing, then I will eventually lose.
  • Yet, if I first agree, then I can overcome temptation.

Weakness for Winning or Losing

Choose Winning

  • If from weakness, I try to cope with or problem-solve temptation, then I will fail.
  • Yet, if I use my weakness to agree with the wrong desire and to turn it over to God—then I will win.

3D: DAILY DOSE OF DISCERNMENT: 2018

#Temptation #Pass: 2018-04-20

  1. Distract yourself for 20 minutes; and, if you don’t feed a compulsion, temptation, or urge, then it will lose energy and pass.
  2. Do something you love for 20 minutes; and, if you don’t feed a compulsion, temptation, or urge, then it will lose energy and pass.
  3. Keep redirecting your attention for 20 minutes; and, if you don’t feed a compulsion, temptation, or urge, then it will lose energy and pass.
  4. Keep your focus on something positive for 20 minutes; and, if you don’t feed a compulsion, temptation, or urge, then it will lose energy and pass.
  5. Fully engage in a productive conversation for 20 minutes; and, if you don’t feed a compulsion, temptation, or urge, then it will lose energy and pass.

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  3. Be Container, Not Contents
  4. Choose Higher when Tempted by Lower
  5. Coping Skills: Free Help
  6. Ego & Pride Issues: List of Pages
  7. Focus on 3 Truths for Right Identity
  8. Recovery Issues: Free Help
  9. Self-Esteem Issues: List of Pages

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