Run - Up To Know Good on Wednesday

Up To Know Good on Wednesday

August 16, 2006


I work from home, and the other day I found myself looking into my pantry. I wasn’t hungry. I just wanted some chocolate to help me deal with my stress. As I stood there, I started to make a deal with myself, ‘If I get my work done, I can eat some.’ Suddenly I realized what I was doing. I firmly shut the door and ran downstairs to my office determined to get my work done before the end of the day.

Do Good - Temptations look different for each of us. It might be TV, chocolate, too much time at the computer, etc. Whatever unhealthy choice you are facing today, do not stop and negotiate with it. Simply turn and run the other way.

I not only finished the tasks I was dreading that day, I also started on some other work. Though turning away from the chocolate was uncomfortable, I left my office that evening feeling elated at what I had accomplished.

“She caught him by his cloak and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ However, he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.” Genesis 39:12. Read about Joseph and Potiphar's wife.

God, help us to see through the temptations we face and give us the courage to run away from them.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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