He was so excited that he had fasted faithfully for three months and had also had a puzzling realisation. Each time he fasted there were huge proposals of food which were a big source of temptation. Pastor, what do I do to avoid them? was his sincere question.
I immediately identified myself with the question he asked and decided to answer him from my own personal experience about how l have managed the many temptations these 19 years? I have always considered eating on Wednesdays as betraying the Lord. Obviously, I cannot escape from the temptations by my own strength.
The Lord asked us to pray "Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil" (Matt. 6:13). We overcome temptations by depending on God in prayer and faith.
I know there will be temptations and I plead with the Lord to help me not to fall. We cannot stop birds from flying above our heads but we can stop them from making their nests on our heads.