Overcome Temptation

The Power to Overcome Temptation

Overcoming temptation - Your Opening SpeakerAs we slowly overcome adversity, we often fall victim to our own temptations. Then, once we bow to temptation, it gets the better of us and we  start making the same mistakes over and over again.

If we fall into this trap, life’s temptations can literally steal years of time away from our already short lives.

This reality reminds me of David Morris’ words on time:

“How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.”

Feeding the wolf

I found a powerful poem from a Native American author that I believe best describes how our minds work with regards to temptation.


An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

Overcoming temptation is a constant battle - Your Opeing Speaker“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

I challenge you to feed only the good wolf. If you do so, you will be able to overcome adversity, temptation and addictions.

As a result, your mind will be free to follow your heart and create your own destiny in life.

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