We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
…It can be frustrating, demoralizing, and downright depressing to honestly confront our inner demons, whatever they may be. Acting or thinking in a way that we know is not spiritually aligned. But, instead of getting down on ourselves, we should thank God for the situation in front of us; this opportunity to move forward. Let’s not beat ourselves up for our inner failings; instead, let’s realize that they are the very reason for our existence here in this place at this time—to grow spiritually closer to our Creator.