You get stronger every time you beat temptation. Each success is an exercise building you up. The more you experience what joy God has for you in life, the less appealing that old life seems. There will always be more temptations as long as you live on this earth. But the closer you come to God, the less you will want to disappoint Him.
Each of us has at least one area of special weakness. We may find temptation too strong there and experience repeated failures. Often we become discouraged and are tempted by a much worse sin: hopelessness.
At these times it is more important than ever to realize the limitless nature of God’s forgiveness. It is limitless, which is hard for us to understand. But if you cling to it, someday you will understand. Not only that, but someday the area you are weakest in will be transformed into a special strength.
Excerpt from Victory over Temptation: The Squeeze
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make a way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. –1Cor. 10:13
I obviously was strucked after I read this. But I’m holding on to His promise. Battling temptation.