I recently watched Tyler Perry’s movie Temptation and after watching it this time I was able to receive many different meanings from it. After all the times that I’ve watched it, I guess I wasn’t paying attention as much as I should have. I know you all are probably wondering…what made this time so different? ….I’m glad you asked.
How many times have you ignored your intuition when you knew that what you was doing, or about to do wasn’t right?!?! You knew that this someone or something would get you into deep trouble but because it looked, felt, and even smelled good….you decided why not go for it?!??! Well, that’s what ‘Judith’ did in the movie. Although, she was married, she knew deep down that stepping out on her marriage was wrong but she went for the guy ‘Harley’ anyway. He talked good, looked good, and probably even smelled good to her….so she went for it, and got found herself on the ride of her life. What caught my attention in the movie was that she opened herself up to him way to soon, to say that she barely even knew him. Her gestures; facial expressions, awkward silences….were dead giveaways for ‘Harley’ to slip right on in her head and talk about what wasn’t right in her life….which was an opening for him to corrupt her mind with lies about just how much ‘Better’ he would so call treat her.
She soon started snorting dope, drinking, just simply becoming a woman she probably never thought she’d be–But she did!!! Before you know it–her married was at risk, and her life was about to
twist in a knot that she will never be able to Un-twist. The man who TALKED, LOOKED, AND SMELLED good to her gave her HIV!!!! A disease that’s killing people in today’s society. I’m not sure if you all know it or not but Temptation doesn’t have a particular color, look, or feeling—Someone can come right into your life deceiving you, making you ‘Think’ that getting with them will make all of your problems go away–Truth is some people come in your life with a ‘Hidden Agenda’.
Watching Temptation made me realize even more that the place that God have me in life is a good place. In fact, it’s a great place because I’m at a place where I can hear God’s voice and adhere to his warning signs when people come in my life to Kill, Steal, and Destroy. Having a Spirit of Discernment is a powerful thing because you can see through those who’re coming into your life with the wrong motives. We’ve all fell victim to the Temptation that has come in our life once upon a time–but when you know better-Do better!!! Don’t give into Men-and even Women who may come into your life to TEMPT you to do things that you know isn’t right.
Everything we do have consequences…whether good or bad!!! In the end her husband remarried, had a son, and became a Pharmacist (Which in the end, she had to go to him for her medicine)…. She became the Marriage counselor that she always wanted, but was all alone in the end. The saddest part to me was her watching her husband, his new wife, and child—She had to face what could have been her family. My heart dropped!!! <—- How many of us have messed up to the point where someone else filled our shoes, and stepped into the role that was meant for us?!?!? I’m Guilty!!! What hurts the most is that I had to face what could have been me!!!!! That was most definitely NOT a good feeling but that was one of the reality’s I had face for my actions.
*Ms. Spicy Moment-
At some point in time we have to stand STRONG and say NO to the things that we know could potentially destroy us. If you’re married and something isn’t going right in your marriage–Please seek help, but don’t take matters into your own hands by thinking that sleeping or creeping with another Man will bring a fulfillment into your life. If you’re in a Relationship and things aren’t going so well, you have an easier opt out because you’re not Married to that person, and you didn’t take a vow to God with that person….you can simply move on, or decide to work out whatever issues ya’ll have!! However, cheating isn’t the ANSWER, Christ is!!! If we seek to GROW in him, and learn his ways of doing things–we’ll understand why somethings aren’t working in our lives.
For me, many of my past Relationships didn’t work because I kept attracting the same type of guys! How could I ever want different when I kept gravitating towards the same thing?!?!?!?!?! My point exactly—-IT WASN’T GOING TO WORK. My mind is in a different place now–I’m waiting until Marriage for Sex, and I’m willing to become a guy’s FRIEND first….before deciding to become anything else. I’m not so quick to just give my number out, I’m a bit more selective, and my heart is set on WAITING & NOT rushing into anything. The SOONER we rush into that’s just how fast we’ll GET OUT OF IT!!! So, recognize what and who you’re dealing with first, and stop doing the same things and expecting different results….
TO BE CONTINUED……
Written in Love,