Put one foot in front of the other, you’re walking. You’re moving forward.
Jesus did this. He put one foot in front of the other and walked into the wilderness to be tempted. Not to give into temptation but to overcome it.
Do you remember when the Devil tempted Jesus? …I am waiting….. Okay – at the END of the forty days (and nights) the Devil tempted Jesus. Only in His human nature when He was weak is when the Devil approached. For some reason I never put two and two together, then on Sunday at yet another parish (in our quest to find where we should be) did I hear that “and when they were ended, he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
We are only approached by the Devil in our weakest moments. That is when he can take advantage of us. That is why we need to train like athletes, keep tuned up, stay in shape, keep strong in the faith. By doing this we at least have fewer temptations and when they do appear we are more equipped to defeat him.