I heard this statement in a sermon on Sunday and have been pondering it all week: “The greatest temptation is comfort.” I know it’s been true for me. I tell myself that I’m going to lose five pounds before vacation, and then at a point of weakness, the comfort of ice cream beckons. Suddenly how I feel now becomes more important than how I will feel later.
David sinned with Bathsheba when he was seeking comfort and rest from war. Aren’t we the same?
Compromise comes when we abandon our character development for temporary comfort. When we exchange our frustrations for food, when we exchange our loneliness for lust, or when we exchange our boredom for the thrill of shopping spree, we trade momentary comfort for an opportunity to allow God to strengthen us. That’s why vision is vital. In order to have God’s perspective and the ability to press past temptations that threaten to derail us, we must have a vision of what God is trying to accomplish in our lives through the challenges of life.
Proverbs 29:18 says that without vision, people perish. Likewise, without a revelation, our resolution will eventually fade.
Change is hard, but it builds our character. Change comes when you have a vision from heaven that empowers your resolve. So pray that God will give you a glimpse of His glory, that He will give you a sneak peek of what He is trying to accomplish in your life. And I’m agreeing with you. I’m praying that God’s vision will flood your heart and mind today! When you align your vision with His, your will will be stronger than your weakness.