Running for My Life
Have you ever noticed that no matter how much time someone has to cross a street, they almost always break into a run? I did it yesterday! I had about 30 seconds to cross four lanes before the next wave of traffic got to me, but I was running toward the Subs-N-More across the boulevard like I should be sitting next to the old guy in a Feed the Children commercial. I was wearing dress shoes and dress pants, but I was doing my best Usain Bolt impersonation. I wasn’t taking any chances.
It’s funny how we do everything we can to prevent a physical accident, even if it makes us look a little foolish, but we don’t take the same precautions spiritually. Why don’t we live our lives running as far away from danger as possible? Why do we think we can stare temptation in the face and be safe? We don’t do that to speeding automobiles. God doesn’t desire for us to stand and fight against our fleshly desires, He wants us to get out of the way and even provides safe escape routes for us.
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. -1 Corinthians 10:13