When you think about it, there isn’t a day that goes by without being tempted. Temptations lie with the food we eat, the people we talk to and the choices we are faced with. It can come in many forms. We are tempted to gossip, to tell a lie, to feel superior to others and judge them or to make choices we know are just not right.
But the real question is how do we deal with these temptations? Well, firstly we need to understand the difference between a trial and a temptation. Trials are the external influences that lead us to succumb to temptation.
An example of this is smokers. For those people who try to quit it is often a stressful moment at work or in their social life that leads them to have a cigarette. Those stressful moments are trials. The trial on the outside becomes the temptation on the inside.
People of all ages are faced with trials and temptations.
Although it does not seem like it, young children are faced with temptations as well. They are tempted not to share, to whine or yell or to disobey instructions. Although these seem like trivial temptations, they are vital to teaching a child at an early age how to deal with such temptations. Teenagers as you would all know are also tempted and usually the temptation is to succumb to peer pressure and take the easy route out. Adults too face many trials and temptations. Therefore, as you can see trials and temptations can be seen every day in everyone’s lives.