The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT
I used to think that temptation always gets me when I’m not looking. It would be more correct to say that it gets me when I’m not looking for a way to fight it, when I’m not looking for the way out that God has shown me so that I can endure.
Temptation generally starts in my head, in my thoughts, and I am always aware of it when it does. That’s when I need to start looking for the way out – before it starts getting bigger and out of control. This way I can fight every temptation.