I’m learning a lot about spiritual growth these days as I do my new fitness routine. I’m sure you know RESISTANCE is the only way to build muscle. Whether you do push-ups or weights, you must RESIST to stimulate muscle growth. The same is true spiritually. You must resist the pressure of temptation if you want to build spiritual muscle. James 4:7 says: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Resisting makes you strong in the Spirit. But like a fitness program, muscle gain takes time.
If you are tempted in any area (say lust, for example), you have two choices. If you RESIST, you will grow stronger and develop character and purity. If you give in to temptation, you will stay flabby and weak. Which do you want? My prayer is that you will consistently resist the devil until you are a ripped, shredded warrior!