Yes. I know what the Bible says: "Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Mark 14:38)
I guess I should have begun with what my temptation was-- to avoid you thinking the worst of me. So fear not, my friends, because this temptation will not destroy my life. Hopefully.
In the last few weeks my cell phone screen has been blinking. A sure sign of impending doom if I've ever seen one. So I was promised, by my father, that when I returned home he would take me to get a replacement (I was due for a free upgrade anyway).
It was only upon entering the AT&T store that temptation reared its beautiful head. And it looked just like an iPhone. With internet connection. And thousands of free apps. And... I couldn't resist. Ergo, I am now the (proud?) owner of a new iPhone. How did I get myself into this mess? And, better yet, how will I afford the monthly fee? Guess I need to continue my job hunt-- or I may find my savings account drained of all life.
And, so, I leave you with words of wisdom about temptation:
- "Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred." - W. M. Taylor (This is so true! I wasn't at work-- and I had just ended my job...)
- "I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." - Mae West (Same here lady, same here)
- "Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought." - Margaret Oliphant (This is also very true-- I went out looking for a new phone, I had been thinking about the iPhone... oh great)
- "Lead me not into temptation, I can find the way myself." - Rita Mae Brown (Very true)
So there you have it. Beware of temptations that may come your way-- lest you fall by the way side and give in. Like me.