10 WAYS GOD MAKES AVAILABLE FOR OUR ESCAPE
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13 (AMP)
"For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.
1.Forgiveness - Is one of the ways God has made for us to escape from the spirit of bitterness ,anger , malice and hatred , that until you forgive whoever has done you wrong is like staying on one spot , when your light is showing "green" . Question ? which would you prefer , going round the same mountain of "unforgiveness" or moving on to the next phase of your life by forgiving whoever has offended you . Matt 6:14 (NIV)"For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." Key- forgiveness will move you forward , unforgiveness will slow you down.
2.Mercy - Is another route of escape . At times God waits for us to be merciful to others , so He too can be merciful to us . Why? When you are merciful to those that don't deserve it , it breaks your pride and humbles you before your God. when you are merciful to others the grace upon your life increases . mercy open doors of favor to you . God loves a merciful heart. The door of mercy is another short cut to your testimony . Matt 5:7(NIV)"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."
3.Giving - When things are difficult with us , He creates opportunities for us to give , so he can make a way for us to receive a harvest from our seed . Luke 6:38(Amp)"Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you."
4.Praise - There are certain temptations/trials that comes at us , that praising God is the only solution .So praise is another way God has made for us to escape from our trials . Psalm