When I was a kid, my favorite TV show was Superman. I loved it when he would fly into the open window to rescue Lois Lane from the bad guys, who could always be identified as evil by their thin mustaches. The thugs tried to kill Superman by shooting him, but the bullets just ricocheted off his chest as he smiled. When they ran out of bullets they threw the gun at him, which also bounced off! Superman usually grabbed a steel bar, which just happened to be available in the room, and wrapped it around the bag guys until the police arrived.
Superman could stop cars and bend steel bars, but he had one weakness—kryptonite. Once he got near a green rock that came from the planet Krypton, he would lose his supernatural powers and would die if he didn’t get away from it. He had to avoid kryptonite at all costs.
What is your kryptonite? Don't underestimate its power to destroy you. Here are three things to do:
1. Realize you are vulnerable. The biggest mistake is to think you can never yield to temptation. Don’t ever say, “I would never fall for that.” You would be setting yourself up for a test. "Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall" (1 Cor. 10:12).
2. Stay away from the kryptonite. Avoid those people, places, and things that will destroy you. “Will power” grows weak when you get near kryptonite, but if you stay away from it, it cannot affect you. This will require that you plan ahead and make an alternate path--and stick to it.
3. Depend on God's grace for your strength. Stop depending on your own strength and trust God to strengthen you by His grace (Heb. 13:9). The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. The Holy Spirit is your only source of holiness and spiritual power.
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