How Do Christians Resist Temptation in the Workplace? She Did It This Way

After that, I believed that my life would return to normal as before. However, out of my consideration, he chose to beguile me with money, after failing to seduce me …

With the Spring Festival approaching, I was on duty as usual. Unexpectedly, he asked me to his office by sending me a message. I knew that he was on the second floor alone, so I hesitated: It is an order from the leader, so I cannot say no. But what will happen if I go…. Feeling timid, I prayed to God quickly to grant me with intelligence, and so that I would be able to overcome Satan’s temptations. Then I went upstairs and came into his office. I stood far from him specially. Seeing the condition, he smiled and said, “Look! You are scared.” With that, he took out 200 yuan from his pocket and handed me. He said it was my bonus for my contributions to our company that whole year. However, it was evident to me that I did not make a special contribution to our company at all. Why should I get that bonus? So, I declined his kindness, and said, “I just do my job. Moreover, I got my salary monthly. I can’t accept the money”. But he insisted on putting it into my pocket. During the pulling and dragging between us, I was conscious of his intention of getting close to me. Just at that moment, God guided me to stop being entangled with him. Then I quickly said, “Thanks. I will go downstairs to work.” Before he gave a response, I rushed out of his office. I drew in my breath deeply outside, and thanked God for protecting me from losing my chastity. Afterward, I paid telephone fare for him with that 200 yuan, which brought me peace. After that affair, I learned that all the staffs of the Property Management Company did not get any welfare from Real Estate Company before the Spring Festival. So I understood that he wanted to tempt me using the benefits. At last, he noticed my recharging his mobile. Over a month followed, he did not disturb me. I thanked God in my heart. It was God who gave me wisdom to overcome Satan’s temptations to cause Satan to be ashamed.

Just while I thought his test had been over, a bigger one was approaching to me quietly….

One day, when I was busy doing my work at the bar counter as before, he came to inspect my job. But this time he said to me seriously, “As I appreciate your ability of working, thinking highly of you, I would like to employ you as a secretary in our Real Estate Company. All I am doing is to offer you an opportunity to improve yourself. This is all that I can do for you! Just think about that.” He left those words to me and went away. Hearing his words, I racked my brains to think how to choose: Should I accept it or not? If I accept, what if it might be a trick from Satan again? Then how should I deal with his evil intention? If I refuse, a good chance for me will be lost. There are high salaries, good treatments, two-day weekends, festivals and holidays in his company, and chances of trip by plane, while I was in my current position with hard work, a low salary, and could learn nothing, got no success even with effects…. Therefore, I was almost convinced by such a big temptation of interest. Afterward, he called me out to talk about it. When I saw him, he said, “I am looking forward to your joining our company. You are a hardworking girl, should get a chance to challenge yourself.” Thinking of the good treatments in his company, the earnest invitation from him, attacked by a burst of sugar coated bullets fiercely, I began to think of going to his company. Moreover, he took pride in saying that his company had sold 20 suites of buildings that week, which made me believe his company was competent. I even began to dream of enjoying a nice life with a good treatment after going to his company…. When we were walking and chatting in a park, he tried to get close to me once again. At that moment, I woke up to myself from my dream suddenly, then I stepped backward consciously. He smiled and said, “You are scared! I was afraid you would fall down. I was going to support you.” “I am all right. I won’t fall down.”, I said cautiously. He, a foxy man, tried to sidetrack quickly and said, “You are clever enough! Your present job cannot match your ability! One’s destiny is under the control of his hands! You should struggle when you are young.” After hearing his words, I felt abhorrence, for God says that the destiny of man is under the control of God’s hand, not under man’s hands. Thinking back to his actions just then, I was fed up with him. It turned out to be a fact that he still meant to get close to me and engage in evil activities by making use of offering me a platform of learning. At that time, I regretted that I had been carried away by benefits, running the risk of falling into Satan’s trap. As a result, I went back home hurriedly with an excuse.

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After returning home, I reproached myself: God’s words have revealed Satan’s evil essence of a tempter. Why was I still tricked by it? With my puzzlement, I came before God to pray to Him, and seek Him. Later, I read God’s words, “Every word Satan says as well as its motives, its intentions and the way it speaks—they are all adulterated. What is the main feature of its way of speaking? It uses equivocation to seduce you without letting you see it, nor does it allow you to discern what its objective is; it lets you take the bait, …” “People think that once they have fame and gain, they can then capitalize on them to enjoy high status and great wealth, and to enjoy life. Once they have fame and gain, they can then capitalize on them in their pleasure-seeking and unscrupulous enjoyment of the flesh. People willingly, albeit unknowingly, take their bodies, minds, all that they have, their futures and their destinies and hand them all over to Satan in order to attain the fame and gain they desire. People do this without ever a moment’s hesitation, ever ignorant of the need to recover it all. Can people still have any control over themselves once they go over to the side of Satan in this way and become loyal to it? Certainly not. They are completely and utterly controlled by Satan. They are also completely and utterly unable to free themselves from the quagmire they have sunk down into. Once someone is mired in fame and gain, they no longer seek that which is bright, that which is righteous or those things that are beautiful and good. This is because the seductive power that fame and gain have over people is too great, and they become things for people to pursue throughout their lives and even for all eternity without end. Is this not true? … Satan uses fame and gain to control man’s thoughts until all they can think of is fame and gain. They struggle for fame and gain, suffer hardships for fame and gain, endure humiliation for fame and gain, sacrifice everything they have for fame and gain, and they will make any judgment or decision to both maintain and obtain fame and gain.” From God’s words, I understood that the reason why I had been tricked was that when Mr. Zhang asked me to be a secretary in his company, to pursue fame and gain, and what I considered was getting fleshly benefit, enjoying flesh, and being looked up to by others, but unknowing Satan tricked me in that way to reach its evil intentions later. So, on the surface, he considered my future, as a matter of fact, he used fame and gain to tempt me again. Once I had fallen into the trap of Satan, I would have been bogged down in the mire of evil deeper and deeper for fame and gain, and departed from God’s way, farther and farther, so finally been degenerate so that I would have no human likeness, only to be devoured by Satan, lose God’s salvation. Indeed, driven by fame and gain, I was unable to see through Satan’s treacherous intentions, I was tempted by sugar coated bullets from Satan to be disoriented and Satan led me along by the nose. Without God’s timely revelation and protection that had made me see clearly Satan’s evil intentions, I would have fallen into the trap Satan had set for me. Consequently, I had to acknowledge that I had been possessed with fame and gain which belong to Satan, falling to its tricks unconsciously. How fool and blind I was!

Afterward, I read God’s words, “Because the essence of God is holy, that means that only through God can you walk the bright, right road through life; only through God can you know the meaning of life, only through God can you live out a real life, possess the truth, know the truth, and only through God can you obtain life from the truth. Only God Himself can help you shun evil and deliver you from the harm and control of Satan. Besides God, no one and nothing can save you from the sea of suffering so that you suffer no longer: This is determined by the essence of God. Only God Himself saves you so selflessly, only God is ultimately responsible for your future, for your destiny and for your life, and He arranges all things for you. This is something that nothing created or non-created can achieve. Because nothing created or non-created possesses an essence of God such as this, no person or thing has the ability to save you or to lead you. This is the importance of God’s essence to man.” God’s words made me feel warm and moved. His words are full of endless selfless love that God gives man. While I was reading God’s words, my face was covered with tears. When Satan enforced its cunning schemes to tempt me, again and again, I was running into the risk of being puzzled and tempted by it without the truth to distinguish it. It was the revelation of God’s words that made me see through its ugly features and despicable intentions, led me to overcome its temptation step by step and keep away from its abuse and harm. Meanwhile, I reproached myself so much. Although I believed in God, my heart kept far away from Him. I still considered and planed for my own fleshly benefits, and was so much occupied by fame and gain that I could not give my heart to God, so Satan had an opportunity. How worthless what I had pursued was! At that time, it could be seen from my experiences that God’s essence is holy, only God can make me live out a real life, only God’s words can make me have an ability of discerning Satan to keep away from its harm and abuse, and it is only God Himself who is working His salvation quietly. When I experienced God’s love, I didn’t feel pain and worry any more. I set my mind on drawing a demarcation line with Satan. So I was resolute in declining the invitation from Mr. Zhang. After putting down all of these, there were incomparable peace, happiness, release and freedom, flowing into my heart.

Afterward, I saw those girls, who went after Mr. Zhang for fame and gain, coming and going at his call, selling themselves with their flesh and character indifferently. Following him, they often entered all kinds of places of amusement, such as bars, KTVs, golf courses, and so on. Although they got the temporary material enjoyment, what they had suffered in mind and body was endless torment and torture; at the same time, they had become playthings in Satan’s hands. For example, having gone out to engage in social activities with Mr. Zhang, one girl vomited everywhere after she was back, suffering for inarticulate pain. In addition, another girl was as drunk as a fiddler, so the driver sent her back home. Seeing their sufferings, I thanked God for keeping me from falling into mire and suffering from Satan’s harm; otherwise, I would also have been drunk completely without conscious. So I felt all those were God’s salvation to me.

At last, although Mr. Zhang used other means to tempt me, whatever benefits he gave me, I would never shake and hesitate, for I had God’s words as my shield. One day, he even said he would purchase our bar counter under the name of his company. In this way, I would naturally work under him. But at that time, something happened in my family; besides, I did not want to work in that company any longer; so I resigned. With the temptations ended with failures, he had no way but to give up tempting me. One day, he called me and said emotionally, “You are clever! I think that there is great power which is always supporting you! I see a pure land from you …” After hearing what he had said, I silently thanked God in my heart, for I knew that huge power was from God, precisely God’s words. It was God’s words that enlightened and guided me when I got lost and was tested and tempted by the evil one many times, making me overcome Satan’s temptations, and keeping me away from Satan’s harm. All of these were God’s deeds, God’s protection and salvation to me! Praise God! It was God’s salvation that made me get rid of the temptations in the workplace, so that I did not be deceived and harmed by Satan! All the glory be to God!

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