Limit of Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but Godis faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

The temptations are inevitable. Day after day we have tempting things before our eyes. It is true that in our own weakness often we fall into temptation. If God allowed our temptations were greater than our resistance to them, then there would be no possibility of avoiding sin. However, He only allows us to be tempted to our point of resistance. Not only have that, along with the temptation God gives us accessed to exit. It is up to us to decide if you fall or overcome temptation.

All my life I’ve been a faithful lover of desserts. I have been fascinated with ice cream, flan, three milks cake and my favorite tiramisu. But my life always hung a scourge: diabetes. My father died at 58 being a diabetic. I have reached your age and I still feel and look young look. I was only 2 years old when my father died, so I have no memory of him; but I always heard people referring to him call him old Francisco. As a child I imagined that my father begat me being an old man; but now I understand that his diabetic condition probably made him look older than he was and why he was called old Francisco.

Most of the children of my father have suffered from this scourge. The younger of my two sisters died at early forty suffering a diabetic coma leaving 9 children orphaned. My eldest brother also died being a diabetic and the remaining two brothers have survived for years injecting insulin. Given this situation, and despite my passion for dessert, bread and potatoes, I tried to take care not to fall into the same as the rest of my family.

In December 2013 I became very ill and had to be taken to emergency room in a hospital near my house. My blood pressure was very high as the level of sugar in my blood. Since then my main doctor ordered me to keep a daily control my blood sugar and to minimize carbohydrate intake to prevent me fall in diabetes.

Since then I have seen in my own life which means 1 Corinthians 10:13. I have been subjected to the temptation to eat things that have always loved; but I restricted to do to preserve my health. He wanted to eat a rich vanilla ice cream with candy after a delicious potato salad, no doubt. But God let stand the temptation and not to fall in that. After all, it’s for my own good.

Spiritually I can tell you that every day we are subjected to temptations. God will give us an escape forever and will not be tempted beyond our limits. In our hands is falling or not; but we should not fall and keep the health of the relationship with our loving Heavenly Father. God bless you.


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