45 Things You Can Do When You Are Tempted

45 Things You Can Do When You Are Tempted

     As humans, we are all inclined to sin because of our sinful nature. Different people have different temptations. For a lot of men, porn and sex are strong temptations. For an alcoholic seeking sobriety, drinking is a strong temptation. For somebody who has depression, the temptation to cut may be present. Temptations are most strong when one is tired, bored, or stressed out. There is a way to overcome the temptation. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (NIV). The temptation will pass, but you have to find an alternative way to occupy your time.


1.      Go for a walk

2.      Go for a run

3.      Rearrange furniture

4.      Take a bath/shower

5.      Clean the house

6.      Color a picture

7.      Draw a portrait

8.      Go to the gym

9.      Read a book

10.  Start a blog

11.  Do a puzzle

12.  Go to a park and enjoy nature

13.  Call an old friend

14.  Talk to your girlfriend/fiancé/wife

15.  Journal

16.  Watch a movie

17.  Play an instrument

18.  Get coffee with a friend

19.  Do a craft

20.  Write a book

21.  Take a nap

22.  Go for a swim

23.  Pray

24.  Call/text a close friend to keep you accountable

25.  Sing Karaoke

26.  Play sports

27.  Listen to a podcast

28.  Blast music and dance

29.  Go to a public place

30.  Play video games

31.  Bake or cook

32.  Volunteer somewhere

33.  Ride a bike

34.  Pick up a new hobby like crochet

35.  Go sight-seeing

36.  Visit a museum

37.  Visit family

38.  Read the Bible

39.  Do origami

40.  Do laundry

41.  Write a poem/song

42.  Go to a support group

43.  Go out to eat

44.  Go shopping

45.  Get a haircut

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