What the devil could not achieve in the lives of some Christians when they were struggling in life, he smuggled into their lives when they became successful.
God is asking you, “As you climb towards the top, are you also taking the necessary steps on the spiritual plane of your life?” You cannot be busier than Daniel who even when the king made a decree against his faith, he had already inculcated the kingdom habit of praying three times a day and he never stopped regardless of the height of success he attained. It is the kingdom process that you respond to that prepares you to handle the special temptations in the place of success. Whether you are a Christian or not, these special temptations come because that is what you find at that level of life. As a struggling bachelor, you may find it hard to get a lady to marry but when you become a billionaire, how will you handle the temptations that come with that level of life?
Those are some of the special temptations that come when you have been obedient to do the will of God. Some young men toil endlessly in obscurity but as soon as he achieves a measure of success the village council offers him a chieftaincy title. It’s a special temptation. Unbelievers may take such things without batting an eyelid because something in them craves for such, in fact the Bible says “For after all these things do the Gentiles seek” but for you as a child of God, you must have been delivered from those things. The key is to develop strength through the process that God draws out for you and you will be preserved.
PRAYER: Lord, I submit to kingdom process that will put enough spiritual strength in me to wade off temptations in life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Daniel 5:1-31, 2 Peter 2:1-22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs 28:19-20