2. Categorically reject temptation
A major problem in the spiritual life is a slow or weak response to temptation. But with God’s grace, you can strengthen your will to firmly and decisively reject temptation as soon as it begins. Linked to this: We often have temptation because we place ourselves in a situation that is close to sin. Remember this proverb: If you play with fire, sooner or later you’ll get burned.