PRE-DECIDE: BETTER CHOICES, BETTER LIFE
The quality of your decisions determines the quality of your life.
When faced with __________ (this situation),
I have pre-decided to ___________ (take this action).
I am ready.
I am consistent.
I am devoted.
I am generous.
I am faithful.
I am a finisher.
When our _______________ are clear, _____________ are easier.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NIV
The ____________ is coming for you.
I wrote to you … 11so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:9, 11 NLT
You are not as ___________ as you think.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV
3 Keys to Fighting Temptation
Move the _____________.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6 NIV
Magnify the _______________.
What if the worst-case scenario comes true?
“… you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 NIV
Plan your ________________.
… Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, 7and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded. Genesis 39:6-7 NLT
Don’t use your _______________________________ to justify your disobedience.
… But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house. Genesis 39:12 NIV
… And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
“Why would I resist a temptation in the future if I have the power to eliminate it today?” (Craig Groeshel)