James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. ~ We have to be determined to outlast temptation. It doesn’t have power over us for God has made us more than conquerors, victorious in everything BUT we do have to choose to walk in the victory by outlasting the devil.
We need to recognize that when temptation comes, it’s not a natural thing but spiritual. All too often we reduce things to the natural and forget that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers of darkness. 1 John 5:4 says we overcome the world by faith – not by flesh. Faith is our victory. If we don’t recognize temptation as a spiritual thing, we will try to deal with the supernatural according to the flesh and end up tired, discouraged, and ultimately defeated. Remember, faith is our victory!